Kids’ learn­ing event at Stir­ling mart

Stirling Observer - - STIRLINGSHIRE REMEMBERS - Staff Re­porter

Pupils from Stir­ling and Clack­man­nan­shire were among Forth Val­ley school­child­ren who learned where food comes from at Stir­ling’s United Auc­tions this week.

The pupils vis­ited eight learn­ing sta­tions at the Royal High­land Ed­u­ca­tion Trust (RHET) event cov­er­ing sub­jects such as dairy, fruit, veg, meat and poul­try pro­duc­tion, eggs and honey.

The high­light of the day for the young­sters was the mock auc­tion of a va­ri­ety of farm an­i­mals sold by auc­tion­eer Ray­mond Kennedy.

Busi­nesses sup­port­ing the learn­ing sta­tions in­cluded, Co-op, Scot­tish Bee­keep­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, QMS Scot­land, SAC, Eg­g­li­cious Str­ling, Gra­ham’s Dairies, Katy Rodgers Knock­raich, Ham­lyns of Scot­land and Ian Mur­rie live­stock trans­port.

Fol­low­ing the event Katy Rodgers com­mented:“Our an­nual event is be­com­ing ever more pop­u­lar.

“We had over 800 pupils ap­ply, so we re­or­gan­ised the day to ac­com­mo­date dou­ble the num­ber of schools we had last year, and I think we pulled it off.

“Food and Farm­ing days of­fer young learn­ers a unique op­por­tu­nity to learn where their food comes from and how it is pro­duced.

“This year the fo­cus was very much on keep­ing it Scot­tish and en­joy­ing fresh sim­ple food.

“We also find days like this of­ten in­spire chil­dren to look at a ca­reer in the ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment.”

Ring­side seatPupils from Stir­ling and Clacks visit Stir­ling’s United Auc­tions

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