Royal Highland Education Trust Tractor visit to Tulloch Primary School
Sixty primary 3 pupils from Tulloch Primary School enjoyed a visit from Daisy a fibre glass dairy cow and a brand new, John Deere Tractor. The visit was organised by The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) Perth & Kinross as part of their ongoing mission to give every school pupil in the region the opportunity to learn about food, farming, and the countryside.
The pupils experienced milking a cow, learning about the dairy industry and the products it produces, they even got it make their own butter. Pupils then got to view and learn about some of the exciting technology used in tractors today.
John Deere Territory Manager, Ian Clark said “I think educating the next generation about the agricultural industry is the job of everyone involved in the sector and it was great to see the delight on the pupils faces when they got to sit in the tractor today. Hopefully it inspires some of them to be involved in our industry in the future.”
This classroom visits were held within RHET’s ‘Festival of Farming’ fortnight. Food and farming education charity the Royal Highland Education Trust are showcasing the various and plentiful activities carried out by its national network of co-ordinators, farmers and other volunteers during a two-week festival.
Over 3,000 pupils will be out and about with RHET during the fortnight, from food and farming days, farm visits, classroom visits and early years resource box deliveries plus thousands more will engage online. To join in with RHET’s Festival of Farming please visit www.rhet.org.uk/teachers/festival-of-farming or link through from our social media posts.
Tara Clark, RHET Project Co-ordinator for Perth & Kinross said “We rely on our brilliant teaching staff across Perth and Kinross, to welcome us into their classrooms and to request farm visits. We recognise how busy teachers are and our charity aims to support them.”