On Monday the Rivers and Lochs in the Classroom Project (funded by Greggs Foundation) came to a close. Each of the schools have now released their trout alevins into local watercourses under licence from Marine Scotland Science. The project has been a fantastic experience for the children as they are introduced to how river system functions and the requirements of the species that inhabit them. There is also the added responsibility of caring for trout eggs and alevins and all the schools did fantastic, really engaging with the project and using various aspects of the project to supplement their classroom learning.
Gordon and I are quite sorry that our education projects have finished for the winter, its been great to be able to work with so many pupils and to see how well everybody has done. We will be working with another 12 schools for Rivers and Lochs in the Classroom this coming winter.
Please use the following links to access previous blog posts about the project.
Rivers and Lochs – meet your river
Rivers and Lochs – opening day
Rivers and Lochs – opening day project update
Rivers and Lochs – eggs to the classrooms
Rivers and Lochs – project close
Below is a selection of photos and a video from the schools.