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Milk cow was a ‘moo’-ving experience

Royal Highland Education Trust visit Linblithgow Academy with 'Charlotte' the life-size dairy cow.

Royal Highland Education Trust visit Linblithgow Academy with 'Charlotte' the life-size dairy cow.

 

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.”

 

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