Royal Northern Countryside Initiative have been running a ‘Totally Tattie’ project. There are 29 classes taking part which amounts to 629 pupils throughout Morary and Aberdeenshire, learning where their food comes from.
Each class has a link volunteer farmer who is helping the class with their project. The pupils have a chance to see the different stages of growth development of their tatties.
Many of the schools have contacted us to say that both teachers and pupils thoroughly enjoy having the farmer come to school and some strong bonds have formed. Here are some quotes from teachers:
“We had a very successful visit from Jim our farmer yesterday to plant our tatties”
“We had a very successful visit from our farmer Ian. He helped and advised both our P3 classes with the planting of our tatties. The children are all very enthusiastic so even if we don’t get a bumper crop it will have been a very worthwhile project!!!”
“We had great fun and the potatoes are planted now and ready to grow and the children learnt so much.”
Aileen Christie, RNCI Project Manager, Tel: 07716424147 Email firstname.lastname@example.org