Kilchuimen pupils enjoy a right rural day out at Torlundy

Kilchuimen pupils got hands on during the visit.

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It was fun and games for pupils of Kilchuimen Primary School, Fort Augustus when they left the classroom for a day-long visit to the Lochaber Rural Education Trust at Torlundy.

The trust exists to make sure young people are made aware of just how important agriculture is to their communities and to keep alive the rural skills developed over centuries.

Schools and nurseries which go along always have great fun learning through hands-on experience, by baking a number of items they would normally buy in shops, making butter and even milking the artificial cow.

They also have guided nature walks, get to see, hold and feed the chickens, guinea pigs and other animals as well as cultivating the garden to grow their own vegetables and flowers.

The Kilchuimen pupils fitted in quite a bit of enjoyment during their visit, including playing many good old-fashioned games, which did not involve computers or batteries, and really enjoyed the experience.