Eyemouth pupils help with rural skills

Eyemouth High School won the Urban School Award at Lantra Scotland's Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards for 2015 Ray Jones, ex-chairman of Scotland Food and Drink and Chair of the Lantra learner of the year judging panel went to Eyemouth to hand over their trophy and cheque.

Eyemouth High School won the Urban School Award at Lantra Scotland's Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards for 2015 Ray Jones, ex-chairman of Scotland Food and Drink and Chair of the Lantra learner of the year judging panel went to Eyemouth to hand over their trophy and cheque.

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Eyemouth High School won the Urban School Award at Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards 2015.

Ray Jones, ex-chairman of Scotland Food and Drink and chair of the Lantra learner of the year judging panel went to Eyemouth last Wednesday to hand over their trophy and cheque. Eyemouth High School scooped the Urban School Award for the excellent work they have done developing an outdoor area for rural skills courses, including horticulture and estate management. The area is also used to help students better understand biodiversity and food production principles as well as develop skills which can be used in land based employment.

Caroline Lathe, of Eyemouth High said: “We are all really chuffed to win this award as developing our rural skills project is the culmination of a lot of hard work. We hope the courses we offer, as well as the practical experiences provided through the outdoor area, will help our students go on to pursue successful careers in the rural sector.”