Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) aims to provide the opportunity for every young person and teacher in Scotland to learn about food and farming.
Farm Visits: The farm and working countryside can offer experiential learning opportunities, linked to Curriculum for Excellence outcomes, whilst enjoying fresh air and outdoor learning. Visits are free to pupils in primary and secondary education.
Class Talks: We are able to support learning in school through talks and hands on activities. We can provide classroom talks and in school cookery sessions. We also have specifically trained farmer speakers who will happily support projects on food and farming and the countryside within the classroom. This is useful if your class is unable to visit a farm or more usually to give your class some background to a proposed farm visit.
Teaching Resources: The RHET resource portal has a range of resources and links to support your food, farming and STEM delivery at all CfE levels as well as opportunities to link to DYW. There are presentations, handouts, activities and lots more to engage your learners all in one place.
Teacher CLPL Opportunities: We offer a range of professional learning activities for primary and secondary school teachers, including twilight sessions and the Good Food Champions Programme.
Local Food Cookery Sessions: We offer a range of hands-on cookery sessions linked to learning in school.
Designed to boost Scotland's knowledge of Good Food, four organisations have come together to provide a suite of resources to empower and encourage secondary schools to discuss food, STEM and sustainability.
The Good Food Champions partnership is made up of:
-Food and Drink Federation Scotland (FDF Scotland)
- Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET)
- Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)
- The Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen
This innovative new training zone highlights the importance of food and nutrition and how food education can go far beyond what we eat and cook.
The cross-curricular training modules incorporate food production, technologies used, our waste generation and how these have implications for our planet. With guides on how to deliver this within Maths, Biology, Geography, Environmental Science and Health & Food Technology; this can also demonstrate the range of career pathways available within the area.
With content that can be delivered from National 4 to Advanced Higher level, the programme supports educators through a range of in-person CPD training and events.
The new online Food, STEM and Sustainability learning zone from the Good Food Champions initiative can be accessed by preregistration only at https://forms.gle/YiR6WSFZUhiRHFRm8
An informative day which engaged pupils.
Lots of opportunities to think about the World of Work skills.
Extremely informative and well presented.