We are pleased to announce that the competition for Clyde in the Classroom 2018 is to create a film about Clyde in the Classroom! We are so excited to see the films that are produced!
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!
We were very excited to have a film competition for the Clyde in the Classroom competition this year! Pupils were tasked with creating a three minute long film showing us their experience of Clyde in the Classroom.
We are delighted to announce that St Patrick’s Primary School in Shotts was the overall winner! The class won a Meet Your River day with the Clyde River Foundation! Well done St Patrick’s Primary School and thanks to everyone who took part!
Check out their winning video here:
The Clyde in the Classroom 2017 competition is now open!
Details have been emailed out to all our project contacts and there is a copy of the flyer below. Please take care to upload your video by following the link provided. We can’t wait to see your entries!
Delighted to say that Clyde in the Classroom 2017 got off to a flying start at our launch days at Glasgow Science Centre last week. We were thoroughly impressed by the enthusiasm of this year’s trout guardians and look forward to visiting each of the schools over the course of the project. Some schools have already received their hatcheries and are experimenting with temperature control. More updates to follow and be sure to tweet us at @ClydeRF using #ClydeintheClassroom.
P.s. The kidblogs will be up-and-running next week for those who requested them.
The Clyde River Foundation celebrated a major milestone last week as they welcomed the 25,000th pupil to date to the project.
The 17th season of the project was launched in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January. 46 classes across 41 Primary Schools across the River Clyde catchment are participating – a total of 1265 children, ranging from P3 to P7.
Clyde in the Classroom started in 2000 with five schools in Glasgow. It is now the Clyde River Foundation’s longest running and largest education project. The project links very well with the Curriculum for Excellence and it enables teachers to deliver many learning outcomes from science and maths to arts and drama.
The project is crowd-funded by the participating schools plus a range of supporters including The Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio (main sponsor), the John Mather Charitable Trust, the WA Cargill Fund and the Cruden Foundation.
We are starting to get excited about Clyde in the Classroom 2017! Here’s a map of the schools that are participating this year, colour-coded by Local Authority. If you are taking part then you can expect to hear more details about the project shortly, including details of the launch event at Glasgow Science Centre in January.
We are now booking for Clyde in the Classroom 2017 and would love to have you on board! This project summary outlines the basics but please get in touch if there’s anything else you’d like to know. Please note places are limited so book early to secure a spot!
We received over 350 entries for our Clyde in the Classroom competition this year and as always, our work was cut out as we tried to select an overall winner. Pupils were tasked with creating a design for a Clyde River Foundation ecobag based on the idea of ‘Caring for the Clyde’. The selection process saw each of our scientists pick out their own five favourite designs in secret, before we got together as a panel to make the final call.
We are delighted to announce that Lucy James of Bridge of Weir Primary School was the overall winner! In the last week of term we caught up with Lucy and her classmates to deliver the prizes – printed ecobags for everyone in the class and a framed version for display in school. Well done Lucy and thanks to everyone who took part!
Thanks again to all who participated in Clyde in the Classroom 2016. As has been tradition for the past few years now, we awarded any newly-participating schools with a personalised poster to highlight their achievements throughout the journey. Here are just a few photos of one of our scientists, Lesley, with some of this year’s trout guardians and their Clyde in the Classroom posters! Clockwise from top left: Pentland School, Auchinloch Primary, St Catherine’s Primary and Knoxland Primary.