Our Purpose

The purpose of RHET is to bring farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people.

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Establishment & Structure

RHET was established in 1999 and is the educational charity of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

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What's New @ RHET?

Become a supporter

From as little as £25 a year, your contribution will help fund our free services to young people in your local area.

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New teaching resources

We have created a series of new resources, including educational comic strips and quizzes centred around agri-business and worksheets detailing the use of maths and science in farming - all downloadable for free.

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Teacher training programmes

We offer a range of professional learning activities for primary and secondary school teachers, including twilight sessions and the Good Food Champions programme.

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Our blog

Visit our blog to read more about our work across the country - from farm visits to classroom talks, there's always something new and exciting happening!

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What the teachers say

"It was excellent. Regular emails between (the Project Coordinator) and I meant that it was organised very smoothly. Comprehensive risk assessment too. Thank you for giving your time to provide my pupils with this wonderful visit. They will never forget it."

Beverley Park, Viewforth High School


What the Stats say

Our services are always sought after by schools, year on year. The relationships that our Project Coordinators share with teachers and farmers alike are a key factor in our yearly increase in activity throughout the country.

1,200+

bus trips to farms, events and the Royal Highland Show.

350

school groups engaged with the education programme for schools at the Royal Highland Show

28,000+

classroom talks have been delivered to school children

22,200

wellies visited farms right across Scotland

16,400

school children attend farm visits and farm visit events


Our Partners

Being an educational charity we have an unbiased view of other organisations in our field and their activities.

The following websites belong to organisations working with RHET, carrying out similar work to RHET, or that produce educational resources relating to food and farming that may be of interest to educators.