Farm lessons for students
Pupils from Buchanan High had a taste of farming life on two visits to learn more about where their food comes from.
First years from the Coatbridge school headed to South Shields farm in Strathaven to learn how the pigs, sheep and goats are bred and reared; and went on to sample sausages and burgers from the farm shop.
They then had another trip, this time to Easterhouse farm in Newmains, where they watched the robotic milking of cows and learned about the work involved in dairy farming.
Social subjects teacher Christine King said:“We’re grateful to both farmers for taking time out of their busy schedules to give pupils these valuable learning experiences, and to Kris Paterson of the Royal Highland Educational Trust for organising the visits.”
Down on the farm Pupils learned about dairy farming