Pupils from Linlithgow Academy were treated to a fun farming experience when ‘Charlotte’, a life-size model dairy cow took up residence in the school library.
Over 200 pupils at the school were given a taste of farming when volunteers from the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) hosted a number of interactive workshops.
Organised jointly by the RHET and the home economics department, the event was planned to give pupils a better and clearer understanding of where their food comes from.
‘Charlotte’ the full size model milking cow caused a bit of a sensation when she took up residence in the middle of the library. As well as being able to try their hand at ‘milking’, pupils gained knowledge of dairy farming as well as making their own butter.
There was also a chance to see inside a modern computerised tractor brought along by local farmer Jamie Smart.
Other activities on the day included a cookery demonstration of beef fajitas by Quality Meat scotland and talks on cereal growing and Scottish cereal products.
Alison Malone, home economics teacher at the Academy, said: “ The stations were all very interesting, relevant and fun and the pupils really enjoyed it - it’s not every day we have a milking cow model and a farm tractor in the school.”