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L3 Visit the Carse of Gowrie
6th October 2021
L3’s classroom lessons about the River Tay came to life at the end of September when they visited the Carse of Gowrie.
The trip began near Errol with a tour around the grounds of Megginch Castle, led by the School’s Outdoor Activities Co-ordinator, Gordon Ross.
Mr Ross taught the pupils about the different types of trees and soil on the property, before inviting the children to keep an eye out for the animals that live on the grounds.
The youngsters also had the chance to hear from the castle beekeeper, Gavin Ramsay, about the importance of bees as pollinators. The pupils were able to watch the bees at work, and even taste various flavours of their honey!
After lunch, the group visited Port Allen and learned about its importance in the 1700s as a busy port, from where potatoes, grain, and fruit were transported down the River Tay.
Gordon Ross said, “It was a pleasure to be a part of L3’s day trip to the Carse of Gowrie. We try to achieve a balance between providing some freedom to explore and formal learning. I hope everyone enjoyed their wee day out!”
The pupils had a wonderful time experiencing the outdoors and connecting their lessons in school with the local environment!