Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has donated £500 to the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) to fund the Journey of Sheep & Wool resource boxes. These boxes, which include wool and feed samples, will be made available to all 13 RHET Countryside Initiatives, enhancing the educational experiences of students across Scotland.
The Journey of Sheep & Wool programme aims to connect teachers and volunteers with the fascinating world of Scottish sheep farming. At a recent training day at Ingliston, dedicated educators and RHET volunteers gathered to explore this enriching initiative. The event featured Alix Ritchie, Health & Education Manager at QMS, as the keynote speaker. Alix emphasised the critical role that Scotland’s sheep play in fostering economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
“The training day wasn’t just about lectures; it included a series of engaging workshops designed to equip participants with valuable knowledge and innovative teaching techniques,” said Alix. “These workshops centred on themes of creativity, sustainability, and innovation, ensuring that teachers are well prepared to bring the Journey of Sheep & Wool to life in their classrooms.”
As part of this initiative, special resource boxes have been curated to support volunteers in their efforts to make the topic of sheep and wool captivating for students. These boxes contain a range of items, from photographs and wool samples to feed samples and dosing equipment. Volunteers can incorporate these materials into their classroom talks, enabling students to gain a deeper understanding of Scottish sheep farming.