RHET and RNCI are hosting the first ever online ‘Meet the Lambs’ session throughout the 13 Countryside Initiatives regions across Scotland as part of the Year of Sheep and Wool campaign.

This new event is open to everyone but will be more suitable for early/level primary pupils.

As well as meeting lambs from five different farms over the course of the week, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions as well as a special ‘Meet the Lambs’ activity platform to accompany the event. Pupils will be able to meet our farmers from as far afield as Old Manse Farm Loch Lomond to Millburn Farm in Orkney.

The RHET ‘Year of Sheep’ campaign has developed a range of teaching resources for use in schools, and can be accessed in conjunction with RHET this year and ongoing, aiming to educate our children about food production in Scotland and the contribution farmers make stewarding our countryside.

RHET Highland’s Fran Matheson, said ‘Despite the challenges of the weather this year, it is still so important we bring the farming story into the classroom and touch on talking points like animal welfare, the sustainable uses of wool and cover off even the questions you just don’t expect from a young audience! We do hope more teachers will continue to participate, and sign up for some of the online crafting workshops we have created too.’

All resources and people’s time are FREE for schools to access and the RHET team will do all they can to get as many schools on board.