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Crofting Connections will be delivering a seminar at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival in September entitled Crofting Connections – learning rooted in place, community and culture.


      Crofting Connections - learning rooted in place, community and culture

                      Pam Rodway, Soil Association Scotland;
                    Kate Grieve, HT Sound Primary, Shetland;
              Mary Claire Ferguson, HT Balivanich Primary, Western Isles
              Susan Robertson, HT Kinlochbervie High School, Highland


9:30am Thursday 25th September 2014 at SLF conference, SECC, Glasgow
Breakout room – NESS Seminar Code N 1 F

Full conference programme here
Register and book here

Crofting Connections will be delivering a seminar at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival in September entitled Crofting Connections – learning rooted in place, community and culture.

Pam will be joined not only by the above Head Teachers but also a selection of pupils to share and discuss how their schools are using Crofting Connections to promote understanding of the history, culture, economy and future prospects for their communities.

The Scottish Learning Festival is ‘easily the largest annual education event in Scotland. It provides a unique opportunity to access high-quality and continuous professional learning for practitioners across all sectors of education’. Crofting Connections has had tremendous interest at the festival in the past 2 years with a display of traditional and contemporary croft harvest in 2012 and then as part of the Food Education partners in 2013.

Traditional and Contemporary croft harvest display

You can register online and book seminars up until 29th August although seminars do get booked up fast. Hope to see you there.

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Posted: 09/07/2014

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Read full article: Northern school travels north

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Read full article: Staffin and Kilmuir Primary schools’ crofting fortnight

Crofting Connections is a Scottish Crofting Federation and Soil Association Scotland project.

Phase 2 was launched in January 2013 and will continue until December 2015.