The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Classroom moves to the farm
Children from Kinross Primary School saw cattle up close and discovered what barley felt like when they toured Alistair and Jane McLaren’s Classlochie Farm near Loch Leven.
The visit by the P2/3 pupils was organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) as part of their project to give every child in Scotland the opportunity to learn about food, farming and the countryside.
The farm links into the school’s ‘Growing up with Loch Leven’ project.
For many of the children it was the first time they had visited a working farm.
RHET coordinator for Perth and Kinross, Alix Ritchie, said the McLarens’ enthusiasm for farming had engaged the pupils.