Bannockburn Primary School are celebrating after being awarded the Charles Brown Trophy following their work with The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

Katrina Barclay, RHET Education Manager, said: “The late Charles Brown who hailed from Aberlour in the north of Scotland had a great passion for the outdoors and was keen that all children had the opportunity to experience and learn from the countryside.

”Charles was an active member of the RHET Executive Committee and gave a valued 18 years of service to the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

"In a celebration of Charles’ life his sister Mrs Pat Godman has donated a peripatetic trophy, which has been awarded this year to Bannockburn Primary School for their efforts in maintaining excellent involvement with their link farmers and for giving the children the opportunity to extend their knowledge of countryside awareness.”

As part of their prize the pupils and their accompanying teaching staff will also enjoy a transport paid trip to the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston to experience the delights of Scotland’s premier agricultural event which takes place annually in June.

Each year the trophy circulates around the Royal Highland Education Trust’s regional areas.

Katie Brisbane, local project coordinator, added: “RHET’s farm visit programme is free to schools and we handle everything from organising a farm to health and safety requirements – it really is a fantastic resource and we would encourage as many schools as possible to take part.”

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