STUDENTS across Scotland are set to benefit from education workshops in Cumnock.

The specialist tuition is being launched by The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House.

Pupils will be able to explore the different wildlife habitats on the 2000-acre estate, experience what harvest season is like for farmers and try their hand at making natural soap using scented plants from the estate’s Kauffman Education Gardens.

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As part of the expansion, 13 new workshops have been added to the education curriculum and will be available to school groups from September 2019.

Every workshop run by The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House is directly linked to Curriculum for Excellence or industry training needs.

Through the workshops, pupils will benefit from being exposed to specialist machinery and equipment, visiting industry staff, and hands-on, real-life activities inspired by nature andharmony.

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Jacqueline Farrell, director of education for The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House, said: “Our education programmes cater for a wide range of ages and outcomes and last year we welcomed more than 8000 participants to the estate from schools all over Scotland. All the workshops we offer are underpinned by the Harmony approach to learning from nature and are specifically designed to complement classroom learning.

“We feel that pupils’ learning at school can be greatly enhanced by what they experience at Dumfries House and are excited to launch our new curriculum of workshops.

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“From September 2019, we will offer an even more diverse range of day workshops and options for pupils to participate in workshops across multiple subject areas in a single day.

“Residential packages are also available which can focus on outdoor activities and resilience building or can be themed to fit in with specific class topics.