Clyde in the Classroom Launches at Glasgow Science Centre

Thousands of school children from across the River Clyde catchment have attended the Glasgow Science Centre for the launch of Clyde in the Classroom 2018. The pupils, from 115 classes, learnt about the ecology and history of the River Clyde, found out how to look after the hatchery in their classroom, and had a chance to explore the Science Centre.

The pupils really enjoyed the launch day, saying:

  • “I liked how they told us how the hatchery worked and how to nurture the fish”
  • “Learned a lot about more than just trout-I know lots of fish now”
  • “I am really going to enjoy this topic because it is different from other topics because we get to have animals in our classroom”

Pupils are now excited to look after the fish in their classrooms; ensuring conditions in the hatchery are similar to those of a Scottish river. One pupil said “I am looking forward to looking after the trout eggs in our own classroom and taking care of them”.

We were very excited to welcome out 100th class to Clyde in the Classroom! Kildrum Primary school were presented with a trophy

Thank you to our supporters Crown Estate Scotland, Garfield Weston Foundation, Mickel Fund, River Kelvin Angling Association, James T Howat Charitable Trust, Cruden Foundation, United Clyde Angling Protective Association Ltd and Glasgow Science Centre.

CRF scientist Rona telling pupils all about the River Clyde

Investigating the hatcheries

Pupils from Kildrum Primary School with their trophy and our fishy mascots!