Glenbervie pupils given a taste of food production

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The Countryside Classroom on Wheels (CCOW) rolled into Glenbervie Primary School the week as part of the school’s Food Fortnight.

Accompanied by Aileen Christie, project manager for The Royal Northern Countryside Initiative, and John Lohoar, estates manager for Macphie of Glenbervie, the CCOW enables pupils to better understand how the things they eat and drink get from the field to their plate.

Aileen Christie said: “‘The Royal Northern Countryside Initiative’s aim is to develop a greater understanding of farming and the working countryside by children and their teachers in the North-east of Scotland.

‘‘Our CCOW visits enable pupils to see farm animals at close range and hear from the farmer how they are cared for. 

“They can touch, smell and feel a variety of crops and feeds and hear how they are grown and produced and we can encourage the pupils to source Scottish produce and make them aware of food traceability and security.

‘‘We are very grateful for our volunteer farmers like John who take the time to share their knowledge with the children and their teachers and make the visit most enjoyable.”