We understand the thought of hosting school pupils on your farm may be a daunting prospect, so we are here to support and answer any questions you may have.
If you would like to know what’s involved, what would be expected of you, please see our short video featuring some farmers who host schools on farm.
Farmers and growers across Scotland have valuable food, farming and countryside knowledge that assists and complements teaching delivered across Curriculum for Excellence.
If you could help children understand where their food comes from, if you are passionate about the Scottish Countryside and keen to raise awareness of Scottish Rural issues then RHET needs you!
We can offer you the following support:
There is no expectation on the number of schools you can host. One class per year would make a huge difference. We are lucky to have hosts from small holdings to large estates, there are no set criteria for your farm, just a passion to share with others the work you do.
Visits take place all year round and are available across Scotland for P1* – S6 pupils.
RHET's work could not continue without the generous time donated by our hundreds of volunteers who help us with farm visits, classroom talks, estate days, running area committees, growing projects, taking tractors into schools and the Royal Highland Show, to name but a few. All we ask for is a little of your time...
Industry Code of Practice
Every year millions of people visit premises where members of the public, particularly children, are encouraged to view or touch animals.
The Industry Code of Practice has been produced by the industry and is aimed at the owners, operators and managers of such visitor premises. We highly recommend that all of our volunteer farmers read these documents before hosting farm visits.
*Pupils must be aged 5 and over