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.”Listen to “OnFARM RHASS 3: Home schooling with RHET” on Spreaker.