Pupils take their classroom to the farm

school children with a potato harvester
Lorraine Macrae

Pupils from The Community School of Auchterarder Primary School took their classroom to the farm recently when they visited Drumness Farm, near Auchterarder.

The trip was organised by The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) as part of their ongoing mission to give every school pupil in Scotland the opportunity to visit the outdoors and learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Farmers Andrew and Sandy Bayne showed two P3 classes round their mixed farm and talked to them about what Drumness farm produces and the work that is required in doing so.

This was the first Farm Visit that the Bayne family of Drumness had hosted and Andrew said:

"It was great to have pupils from a local primary school on the farm and they had a real hunger to learn about where their food came from. We have enjoyed working with RHET and are proud that we are playing our part in educating the next generation about food, farming and the countryside."

Alix Ritchie, RHET Project Co-ordinator for Perth & Kinross said:

"Drumness is a great venue for a farm visit as so many types of farming and food production are demonstrated on the farm. Children were able to learn about the production of a number of different types of foods including potatoes, carrots, swedes, lamb, beef, wheat, barley and oats. We are grateful to the Bayne family for taking time to welcome the pupils onto their farm at a busy time of year."