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RHET has 12 Countryside Initiatives across Scotland, each run by a committee of volunteers, with activities organised by an area RHET Project Coordinator.

RHET Lothian

Covers the Edinburgh City, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian regions.

RHET Lothian can help you with:

- Farm Visits
- Classroom Speakers
- Resources
- Projects
- Events
- Farm Visits

For Primary and Secondary schools.

RHET Lothian has a number of farms in the area with a network of volunteer farmers and their families who kindly give their time to support RHET. A farm visit can support many areas of the curriculum such as environmental studies, IT and business studies, technology, science, mathematics and enterprise. Visits are provided from Level 1, linked to experiences and outcomes, and compliment DYW, STEM and LfS agendas.

We carry out regular risk assessments of all participating farms to the standard recommended in the Health and Safety Executive’s Guidelines on Educational Excursions. Around two weeks prior to the actual visit, the class teacher will visit the farm with our Project Coordinator to meet the farmer, walk the route and check over the risk assessment.

Classroom Talks

For Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools.

We have a network of trained classroom speakers, made up of volunteer farmers from the local area, who can visit your school and bring farming and the countryside to life. Once a booking has been confirmed, the speaker will contact the teacher to discuss the format, content of the session and curriculum links.

Some ideas are:

- The story of milk, from cow to carton
- A day in the life of a farmer
- Scottish agriculture
- From farm to fork
- Recycling on the farm
- Careers in the countryside

These are only suggestions and all talks are tailored to meet individual needs.

Early Years Resource Box

This box is available to borrow for periods of up to a fortnight. Contents include books, jigsaws, DVDs, costumes, finger puppets, grain samples, toys and photos. Ideal for nurseries or P1/2.

Please contact the RHET Lothian Coordinator, Karen Valentine, at to make an enquiry.

To find out more about what RHET Lothian can do for you, including resources, project and events, please contact Karen Valentine the RHET Lothian Project Coordinator.
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Contact Person: Karen Valentine
Contact Telephone: 07541 901 703
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This record was last modified on: 05 October 2018