RHET tractor visits every school in region

The R.H.E.T. epic tour starts off at Drummore Primary. GG 2304036 12
The R.H.E.T. epic tour starts off at Drummore Primary. GG 2304036 12

THE region’s primary schools were given a treat this week as a special tractor visited all 103 of them as part of a week-long tour highlighting the Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET).

Beginning in Drummore on Monday and ending in Langholm today (Friday), the tractor, in conjunction with the Dumfries and Galloway Countryside Initiative, will publicise RHET’s work such as offering resources and educational visits free to school children aged between three and 18 in Scotland.

Food, Farming and the Countryside in my Community was the topic given to each school to look at and each prepared a collage of writing or art and design which was passed onto the next school visited, to be displayed in the school as a reminder of the week.

The schools were also been asked to donate a school jumper with the school logo towards a single textile for use with RHET DGCI.

All pupils also had the chance to participate in a dress down day for the tractor visit, with a donation going to the charity.