Competition Winners!

We are delighted to announce that Aultmore Park Primary School are the winners of the Clyde in the Classroom Video Competition! We loved how informative and interesting their video was, have a watch below and prepare to be blown away! The P5s had a great time at their local river for their prize day, learning all about what lived their and how healthy the river was.

We had a very tough time picking a winner because there were so many incredible entries! A big thank you and well done to everyone who entered – the quality of videos and enthusiasm of the pupils was brilliant!

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:

Clyde in the Classroom 2017 – schools map

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.


2016 Competition Winner

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!

Lucy James P6a Bridge of WeirIMG_1810  IMG_2953




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