Visit a country estate – pupils will have the opportunity to learn about what is involved in the management of an estate and to meet the people who work there. Pupils gain an insight into rural employment opportunities in their local area and get the chance to learn about roles such as foresters, plantation managers, farmers, gamekeepers, river managers and beekeepers. It is a day of interactive outdoor learning and is linked to the experiences and outcomes highlighted in a number of Curriculum for Excellence subject areas in addition to Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Well-being. Read More.
Visit a rural business – come along to a local fishery, tree farm, sawmill or outdoor activity centre, observe the management and take part in interactive learning activities developed to enhance the learning experience. Read about the Finest Festive Fir Tree programme here.
See a Countryside Showcase – Countryside Learning our partner charity are the leaders in organising Countryside Live – more information is available at http://www.countrysidelearning.org/category/events/countryside-live
What the Teachers say……..
In June, Coupar Angus Primary School visited Lawton Farm , Burrelton to learn all about arable and organic farming. The class had been busy in the classroom learning about crops and meeting Will the farmer and having a go at potato digging, crop identification and a nature spotting game was the perfect outdoor learning experience. We would like to thank Will for his help and support on the day.
Countryside days can include………
- Fishing taster sessions
- Fetch and retrieve dog displays
- Forestry demonstrations
- Conservation in the countryside
- Farming in action
- Wildlife management