Hundreds of schoolchildren from across the north and north-east will get the chance to learn more about farming at next week’s Royal Northern Spring Show.
Rural education charity, the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative (RNCI), has organised a busy day of activities for more than 300 children from a number of primary and secondary schools in the region.
The charity, which operates across Moray, Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire, aims to provide support to schools and teachers with projects on food and farming.
Its project manager, Rachel Turner, said pupils will be in attendance from the following primary schools: Inverurie Market Place; Dunecht; Glenbervie; Cullen; Bramble Brae; Aberchirder and Markethill, Turriff.
The charity has also arranged for 60 secondary pupils from the Ellon and Mearns Academies to attend.
Mrs Turner said: “Schools will receive a 90-minute guided tour where they will experience different aspects of food and farming in a series of workshops in the new RNCI outdoor area, including livestock, dairy farming, machinery and crops. Pupils will then be taken to the catwalk to view the animals, and on to the show ring to watch the judging.
“Schools will also get the opportunity to take part in a treasure hunt to encourage them to visit a variety of different stalls and attractions with their teachers to find the answer to several quiz questions.”
She said the charity was “incredibly grateful” to all the volunteers and funders who helped to make the trip possible.