The Border Union Schools Countryside Education Day is a private event.
The Border Union Schools Countryside Education day is held annually in May to promote food, farming, the rural sector and the countryside to all the Primary 5 school children from within the Scottish Borders Region. The aim is to facilitate an interactive, out of the classroom, fun, educational event where children can hear, touch, feel and see as many aspects of the countryside around them all within one venue. A truly unique event, the Schools Countryside Education Day is the first and only event of its kind, in Scotland.
With the Scottish Government encouraging more experiential learning, outside the classroom; the Border Union Schools Countryside Education Day is the perfect way to deliver such a learning experience in a safe environment.
The first Schools Day was held in 2013. Together with the Scottish Borders Council Education department we have developed a formula that works well and is delivered to over 1200 new children annually.
The Project is part funded by the Fallago Environment Fund along with the following companies and organisations:
Scottish Land & Estates
Charity Begins at Home
Kelso Farmers Market
Ford & Etal Estates
Scottish Borders Council
We are extremely grateful to all our funding partners for their support.
Many thanks must also go to all the Activity Providers and Volunteers who assist us with the delivery of this event; without them we quite simply could not run the day.
Countryside Day is a closed event for registered schools & children delivering one of the highlights of the Society’s Educational Programme.