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Podcast Offers up Food and Farming Focussed Homeschool Inspiration

By 28th May 2020 No Comments

The latest episode of OnFARM, Scotland’s Rural Podcast, has been working in partnership with RHET (The Royal Highland Education Trust) to provide some rurally inspired home-schooling tips and advice for parents and teachers. The episode also announces an exciting online event, taking place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June (which would have been the start of The Royal Highland Show 2020) during which children, parents and teachers can engage with a whole range of events, demonstrations and activities focused on animals, plants, soil, food and cookery, the countryside and much more.

During early summer, OnFARM is working alongside The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) and The Royal Highland Show, to produce a series of episodes investigating what gap will be left by the cancellation of the Show this summer, as well as looking at some of the behind the scenes the work of the Society.

RHET is the educational charity focused on food, farming and the countryside and the organisation responsible for the learning activities enjoyed by thousands of children during the Royal Highland Show.

Anna Davies, OnFARM presenter, said:

Making this episode not only inspired me to have a go at some food and farming themed learning activities with my children, but it has also given many of us an online event to look forward to at the end of June when we would otherwise have been enjoying the Royal Highland Show.

Teachers tell me that it’s impossible to full delivery the Curriculum for Excellence without the resources provided by RHET and it’s a superb charity doing a wonderful job of helping our children to understand more about farming, food production and the countryside.

I urge everyone to please spread the word about this podcast, the work of RHET and about the amazing learning events taking place on 18th and 19th June. As we come to terms with this ‘new normal’, resources such as this become even more valuable to teachers and certainly to parents like me.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • You can listen to the OnFARM podcast at www.podfollow.com/onfarm
  • Please follow OnFARM on twitter @on_farmuk, Instagram @on_farmuk and Facebook – OnFARM – Food, Agriculture and Rural Matters
  • If you are interested in registering to participate in the online learning extravaganza you can do so at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RRT25X8
  • Follow twitter @therhet and facebook @TheRoyalHighlandEducationTrust

About OnFARM

Launched in January 2020, OnFARM showcases rural enterprise, rural community, rural creativity, rural charity, rural history and much much more.

OnFARM gives rural areas a stronger voice and a new platform from which to share their wonderful and inspiring stories. As the weeks, months and years go on, OnFARM will be speaking with individuals, businesses and organisations, telling their story and raising the profile of rural Scotland (and Britain!) and the people, ingenuity and businesses which make it so special.

www.on-farm.co.uk

About RHET

RHETs purpose is to bring farming, the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. They work with partners to provide and deliver world-leading learning opportunities for all Scotland’s young people aged 3 to 18.

RHET aims to provide the opportunity for every child in Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside and to create a wider understanding of the environmental, economic and social realities of rural Scotland.

RHET delivers classroom talks, farm visits, food and farming events and teacher training as well as delivering educational opportunities as part of the Royal Highland Show.

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