Rural Skills

Some of our Rural Skills group were working with RSPB Insh Marshes. The fence they helped construct will help prevent cattle straying into marshy areas.

Rural Skills Pupils ‘suited and booted’

The new Rural Skills class are ‘suited and booted’ and ready for action. Toady saw their first day out on placement. They did a combination of path maintenance with SNH, pruning of bushes with RSPB and maintenance work at Dalraddy Caravan Park wit Alive Estate. Thanks to all of our partners for working with us!!

Rural Skills at RSPB Inch Marshes

Despite some pretty chilly weather the  Rural Skills group were out last Thursday working with Pete Moore at RSPB Insh Marshes. They helped out with fencing and bridge maintenance. It may have been cold, but the enthusiasm for working was there!

Rural Skills Up-date

India and Danika learning about animal care on Alvie Farm
India and Danika learning about animal care on Alvie Farm

Ten pupils from S4 and S6 have signed up for our Rural Skills course.

This year, for the first time, we are working with sheep and cattle. We are lucky enough to be partners with Alvie Estate and SNH at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve where we are able to do some animal work.

So far the pupils have mainly worked on the Estate Maintenance module some of which has been carried out with our third partner RSPB at Insh Marshes.

The weather has been really kind to us this term, and we are making good progress through our outcomes. Other practical modules that we will cover are Animal Handling, Animal Husbandry, Employability Skills.

We are very fortunate to have partners that we can work with. Without them the course couldn’t take place.