Pupils experience ‘Moo-vember’ with RHET Forth Valley

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Tuesday 25th November was a day of food literacy as educational charity the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) Forth Valley host a food and farming day for 125 local school pupils.

The event, which was held at United Auctions Stirling, saw pupils from Strathblane, Borestone, Fallin, Raploch and St Ninians Primary schools make their way around six hands on educational workshops.

RHET Forth Valley worked closely with experts in the food, drink and rural sectors to deliver the workshops in line with a Curriculum for Excellence.

Kicking off the day all the pupils took part in a mock auction where each school won a different lot!

Scottish Natural Heritage ran a session on deer management and venison letting the pupils see what a venison carcass looks like; while Chefs@School taught the “Story of Salmon” and cooked up a lovely Thai salmon broth.

Local RHET volunteer farmers led the dairy session where pupils will learn about milk production and get to “milk” Forth Valerie RHETs life-size fibreglass milking cow.

There was also a butchery and nutrition session as well as a workshop on sheep and wool production.

The event was the last of five free Food and Farming events that RHET has run in November for over 1,000 Scottish pupils.