Clyde in the Classroom is a hands-on project which uses the life history of the brown/sea trout to promote awareness of river ecology among young people across the River Clyde catchment.
Aimed at P5-P7 classes, the project encourages children to develop a sense of pride in their local enviroment and leaves them with a lasting memory. The children are responsible for the care of brown trout within their classroom and work weekly with Clyde River Foundation scientists. The twin outcomes of developing citizenship and personal confidence are illustrated by their personal and group work. The project has inspired achievement right across the curriculum, from poetry and prose to scientific recording via artwork, songs, plays, film production and presentations to peer and community groups.
“Clyde in the Classroom has been the highlight of the year for Primary 5 children at Millersneuk for the last 10 years. It truly is an amazing interdisciplinary project which inspires and motivates pupils and staff alike. The children are captivated as carers of the trout, learning new skills in Social Studies, Science, Numeracy & Mathematics and Health & Wellbeing. This project is Curriculum for Excellence at its best!” - Head Teacher, Millersneuk Primary
Below is a video that Castlehill Primary produced about their Clyde in the Classroom experience. Great work guys!
Last year, Huw Williams (BBC) joined Oakgrove Primary on their fish release day. This was no ordinary release day, with the brown trout taking a trip on the Glasgow Subway before being introduced to the River Kelvin! Listen to the story in full here.
- 16,221 pupils from 318 different Primary Schools located within the River Clyde Catchment
- 57% of all the Primary Schools located within the River Clyde Catchment
-15% of all Primary Schools in Scotland.
Remember, we would love to hear from you – so please feel free to send us pictures, stories, or anything else that you would like to share with the other schools taking part this year.