Recently, N4/5 Geography students went to visit Whiteside Farm near Tullynessle. The trip was organised in conjunction with the RNCI (Royal Northern Countryside Initiative). The pupils study a topic on Rural Geography, where they learn about the characteristics of commercial farms in a developed country. They are then required to identify the changes that occurred and analyse the impacts of these changes. At the farm, pupils learned about new advanced technologies (including precision farming), changes to crops, government policies and restrictions that farmers face. They learned how farmers are trying to work with the environment to ensure farming is sustainable. The pupils got a lot out of the trip which was highly beneficial to their studies. Huge thanks go to the RNCI, Mr Mackie and staff at Whiteside Farm and the staff from SOYL Precision Farming.