- Do you own/manage a rural estate or business?
- Are you passionate about Scotland’s countryside?
- Could you or your team help children to learn about what’s happening in the countryside?
Yes, then read on and contact us.
Countryside Learning Scotland provide opportunities for schools to visit the countryside but it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our growing network of supportive estate owners and managers who welcome us onto their land and into their world. We need more host venues so please contact our Event Coordinator to discuss hosting a visit.
We create an enjoyable educational visit, which engages meaningfully with children and links to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, so we will work closely with the lead person from the estate to construct an inspiring countryside experience.
Case Study – Dupplin Estate, Perthshire
(Visit arranged in partnership with Countryside Learning)
Alexander Dewar hosted a visit to Dupplin Estate for two local primary schools in September 2013. 50 children took part and spent time with Raymond the Estate gamekeeper who explained what’s involved in his outdoor role managing the game and wildlife at Dupplin. With harvest in full swing and piles of wheat, barley and oats in the grain store, Alexander told the story of the production cycle of cereals through to the breakfast table. The estate has an established forest school and the final part of the day was spent in the woodland complete with a campfire. Alexander and his team commented, “ We really enjoyed welcoming the schools to Dupplin and are delighted to be playing our part in reconnecting children with the countryside in this way, we hope to welcome more groups in the future”