The Royal Highland Education Trust

Soils Alive book £14 (incl £4 for admin & p&p)

The 5th December is World Soil Day 2020 (#WorldSoilDay). To coincide with this the RHET team have, over the last few months, been working with some fantastically talented artists to produce a childrens book - SOILS ALIVE
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December 5th sees the celebration of World Soil Day (#WorldSoilDay), and this year the focus of the campaign is "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity". To coincide with this and to bring the story of soils to life, the team at the rural education charity, Royal Highland Education Trust have, in collaboration with two fantastic illustrators, produced a children's story book.

The story illustrations are a collaboration between Diana Bechmann and Alice Alderman Further information and a behind the scenes peek at how the illustrations were produced can be found on the RHET blog page.

The book, aimed at 6 - 11 year old's, looks to inspire and educate young people about the importance of soil. The artwork throughout the book helps bring the soil microbes to life making this a story for the whole family to enjoy.

RHET Executive Officer Katrina Barclay added, Collaborating with 2 amazing artists has helped us bring the story about soil to life. We hope that the book will be enjoyed by people of all ages, but in particular young people. We would like to thank the artists involved for their support and creativity in getting us to this point and of course to those of you raising funds for RHET through buying the book. Soils are vitally important for so many reasons, including of course food production and by linking in with the key focus of world soil day we are delighted to launch this educational book

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The Royal Highland Education Trust

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Our purpose is to bring farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. We work with partners to provide and deliver world-leading learning opportunities for all Scotland’s young people aged 3 to 18 about, in and through the Scottish agricultural environment and the countryside. RHET aims to provide the opportunity for every child in Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside and to create a wider understanding of the environmental, economic and social realities of rural Scotland. This is achieved through a number of key activities: 1. Farm visits for schools 2. Classroom speaker talks by volunteer farmers 3. Providing free educational resource materials for schools 4. Outdoor education events across Scotland 5. Competitions and projects for schools 6. Training farmers and teachers in the delivery of information relating to food and farming 7. The Royal Highland Show education programme for visiting schools and Children’s Education Centre

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