Kids’ learning event at Stirling mart
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