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School workshops at the National Museum of Rural Life

About a workshop

Our face to face schools sessions bring the sights, sounds and smells of the farm to you! Find out more about our facilitator led workshops.

About the session

Title

Field to Fork

Suitable for

P1-7

Dates

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 March 2022

Length

60 minutes

Cost

£75

By the end of the session, we will

find out how food gets from the field to your fork!

Description

Your pupils will learn the journey of food. What animals give us beef, mutton and pork? How does the wheat growing in a field turn into bread for your sandwiches? Find out where the food in your lunchbox comes from. Our fun, interactive session teaches pupils about how food is harvested, how animals are reared and traditional techniques used on the farm.

In the session, each pupil plants some seeds and makes a paper pot to take back to school.

Curriculum Links

Having evaluated the role of agriculture in the production of food and raw material, I can draw reasoned conclusions about the environmental impacts and sustainability. SOC 4-09a

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences. SOC 2-04a

About the session

Title

Butter making

Dates

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 March 2022

Length

60 minutes.

Cost

£75 per class

 

By the end of the session, we will

Learn where butter, milk and cream come from. 

Description

Where do butter, milk and cream come from?


Each pupil will find out how butter is made and how its manufacture has changed over the years. In this interactive session, pupils will get to make their own butter and can even taste the results on a cracker! 

Pupils will discover how the site of the National Museum of Rural Life is a working dairy farm and how the herd of Ayrshire cows are part of the butter making process.

 

Please let us know of any dietary requirements ahead of time. 

 

Curriculum Links

I explore and discover where foods come from as I choose, prepare and taste different foods. HWB 0-35a

Having explored the variety of foods produced in Scotland, I can discuss the importance of different types of agriculture in the production of these foods. SOC 1-09a

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