Pupils from Catrine Primary School joined with over two hundred youngsters from across East Ayrshire to enjoy a visit to Ayr Agricultural Show at Ayr Racecourse on a special ‘children’s day’.
P4-7 pupils from Catrine went to the show for a day of farming fun and hands-on agricultural activities.
The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) offered eager kids the opportunity to see how cows are milked, try their hands at making butter and ice cream and to dig up some advice for school gardens. They also studied bugs and beasties, pollination, learned about sheep breeds and tasted different vegetables and fruits.
Amongst the highlights for the children were the Drakes of Hazard (duck herding) and the tractor rally.
Schools also entered their creations in the scarecrow competition – and the 35 scary figures on show made a fine display.
Susan MacDonald of RHET in Ayrshire said: “Ayr Agricultural Show welcomed the children this year on the Friday, a school day. This was a wonderful opportunity for young people to find out more about where their food comes from and how it grows and also to enjoy the many activities at the show."