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!

Clyde in the Classroom 2017 Competition Winners!

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:

CitC 2017 is go!

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.

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Scientist Lesley welcomes pupils to the project

 

Clyde in the Classroom welcomes its 25,000th pupil

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.

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Pupils at the Clyde in the Classroom 2017 launch at Glasgow Science Centre, Clyde River Foundation.

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.