TWO practical growing projects are on offer for primary schools in the Wee County while farm visits and classroom talks remain impossible.

The Royal Highland Education Trust's (RHET) Forth Valley branch has launched the projects for young pupils across the region.

Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, RHET has been unable to offer its usual farm visits or classroom talks and the two programmes have been designed to allow teachers and pupils to experience growing food in school.

Katie Brisbane, RHET Forth Valley project co-ordinator, said: "I really hope schools take up one of these great practical projects, they can easily be adapted to fit with online learning or if restrictions lift an outdoor classroom session.

"Our brilliant volunteers have been working hard trying to digitally get the classroom to the countryside and teach children where their food comes from and learn how it is produced."

The growing programmes come in two flavours: Grow your Loaf and Tasty Tatties.

The former will see young learners plant wheat seeds, grow a crop and make a loaf of bread after harvest.

Tasty Tatties will follow a similar pattern but with the addition of three experimental lessons to learn more about how potato plants grow.

This project will also culminate in a school competition to find the best crop of potatoes.

Resources for both projects are free, including growing kits.

To apply, schools can email or visit for more information.