Project posters awarded

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.

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Competition now open!

We are happy to announce this year’s Clyde in the Classroom competition and would welcome all participants to get involved!

Last year Scotland introduced a 5p bag charge to help reduce the impact of single use carrier bags on our environment. Plastics make up the majority of litter in our rivers we have decided to use this year’s Clyde in the Classroom competition to help tackle the problem and would like you to design an image for a Clyde River Foundation eco-bag!

  • The theme for the design is ‘Caring for the Clyde’.
  • We will accept more than one entry per class but only one design can win! The winning design will be printed onto a cream cotton bag and all members of the winner’s class will receive a bag.
  • Max design size: A4
  • Closing date: Friday 6th May
  • Please send your designs to: Clyde River Foundation, Graham Kerr Building,University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Clyde in the Classroom in the news!

Great to see Clyde in the Classroom popping up in the local press! If your school has appeared in print that we may have missed then please send us a copy for us to share!

Check out the latest below from Rashielea (Renfrewshire) and St John’s (East Renfrewsihre) Primary Schools:

Rashielea pupils play their part in environmental project

Barrhead children make ripples with trout release

UK National Fish Vote – get involved!

Last year the robin won the vote for the UK’s favourite bird. This year the vote is out for our favourite fish! The UK National Fish Survey will find out what our favourite freshwater and saltwater fish species are and it has come at a perfect time for Clyde in the Classroom! The vote has been organised by Jack Perks who kindly donated his video footage of fish for our Clyde in the Classroom presentation. As we wait for the delivery of our eyed eggs, why not take time to participate in this fun vote and learn more about our fishy friends as you go?

Activities you can link to the vote for you class
– Find out more about fish species in the UK
– Find out which fish on the voting lists can be found in the River Clyde?
– Produce written work, videos and presentations to make the case for your top fish!

The Vote
– Choose from 20 freshwater and 20 saltwater species
– Pick your favourites and then decide as a class on your overall favourites (one freshwater and one saltwater; the entry requires an email address so teachers would enter on behalf of the class)
Enter online on the UK National Fish Vote website by March 26th
– You can also make a 1-minute video plea for your choice of fish; we’d really love to see this happen!


Egg postponement

201292121128_sleep-anim-male-sleep-sleeping-smiley-emoticon-000368-large_105207849_134019406We have just been informed by Iain that our eggs which we had rescheduled to bring out next week are still not ready for delivery. The water temperature has been so low that is has slowed the egg growth down by three weeks! This is the first time in the 15 years of the project that we have had to wait until the middle of February to deliver your eggs. On the plus side this means that we do not need to worry about the February holiday and the pupils will be experts at reading thermometers and temperature regulation. You will be emailed shortly with your new egg delivery date and our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will be out next week to visit your school and discuss this egg growth process with the pupils.

Care for your Clyde!

We just caught up with this year’s Clyde in the Classroom competition winners at Newark Primary on their last day of term. Well done to P4/5 and of course to Emma who designed the winning eco bag. With over 600 entries it was a tough decision but we loved Emma’s ‘Care for your Clyde’ design!

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2015 Competition Winner

We had an amazing response to this year’s Clyde in the Classroom competition, receiving over 600 eco bag design entries in total! The theme ‘Caring for the Clyde’ inspired a whole variety of amazing designs, but we are delighted to announce the winner as Emma Docherty from Newark Primary School P4/5, Port Glasgow. The winning design will be printed onto eco bags for everyone in Emma’s class.


The winning design – well done Emma!

A big well done and thank you to everyone who entered. So many of the entries carried great messages about looking after our rivers (see below, for example) that we plan to share these through our social media pages for all to see!


Judging overseen by a (life-size) bluefin tuna


Just one of the many great ‘Caring for the Clyde’ designs