When schools ask for our assistance, very rarely do we ever refuse as education is central to the ethos of the Trust.

Today we were joined by a group of advanced higher biology pupils from Wellington School in Ayr who wanted to look at different aquatic invertebrates as part of their course work. They asked our assistance and we jumped at the opportunity. Muir and Gordon took them out kick sampling before returning to the ‘Lab’ to examine the results. The Lab was of course the Trust’s meeting room and conference/dining table but it is big enough to accommodate a large group of interested kids, samples and microscopes etc.

Wellington School pupils at Gadgirth on the River Ayr collecting kick samples.

Wellington School pupils at Gadgirth on the River Ayr collecting kick samples.

Earlier was had collected a sample from the Water of Fail for them to compare with the ones they collected at Gadgirth. Struan assisted Muir and Gordon with the identifications and I managed to make an appearance before heading back to the computer. All round it was a typical Trust affair and everyone was happy to play a part. Great to see the enthusiasm in the pupils and we would of course welcome more from any schools in Ayrshire. Just ask.
Tomorrow Gordon is off to Cumbrae to take part in another education project we’ve been involved with but I’ll leave that to him to report at a later date.

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