Pupils from Breadalbane Academy’s rural skills course visited West Park farm at Aberfeldy to get first-hand experience of life on a working farm.
Pupils began their farm day by assessing the potential risks on the farm and deciding what they would do if an emergency occurred.
They also learned how the cattle were managed at West Park and timed their visit well as they were also lucky enough to see a calf born.
Farmer Sandy Thomson hosts weekly visits to the farm for Breadalbane
Academy’s pupils and is a volunteer of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).
He also spoke at a local careers event where he highlighted the benefits of a career in Scotland’s land-based and aquaculture sectors.
RHET project coordinator Alix Ritchie said the rural skills course was an excellent opportunity to encourage pupils to get out to the working countryside and get first-hand experience.
She added: “RHET endeavours to work with Lantra Scotland and
educators to ensure that land-based careers aren’t overlooked but are seen as a positive and rewarding career opportunity.”
RHET was established in 1999 to create the opportunity for every school pupil in Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside.