Farming Field Trip for Firrhill High


The Hopetoun Farm recently hosted another school visit co-ordinated by The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET). A total of 40 pupils visited as part of their geography curriculum at Firrhill High School focusing on farming. The topics covered included the characteristics of the farm (livestock, crops, machinery and labour), physical, human and political and  factors affecting farming, the history of the farm and how farming at Hopetoun has changed over time.

Their visit included a full tour of the arable operations including the new grain stores and grain weigh bridge followed by a visit to meet some of the livestock including our Hopetoun bronze turkeys being reared free range for Hopetoun Farm Shop this Christmas.

This is the third farm visit Hopetoun has hosted for RHET and we’ve also supplied produce for local primary school farmers markets for a number of years. RHET is the educational charity of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) and their aim is 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.

Thank you so very much for hosting our pupils yesterday. We all had a great time and our pupils were chatting enthusiastically about the visit. The trip will help pupils consolidate their understanding of the unit of work on Farming and gives them a great perspective on the opportunities and challenges of farming on such a large scale. I can’t underestimate the value of such an experience for them.  Firrhill High School.

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