Over the years, Clyde in the Classroom has been successfully integrated into the teaching plans of hundreds of teachers throughout the River Clyde catchment.
The project links exceptionally well to Scotland’s national Curriculum for Excellence and provides opportunities to link into a range of curricular activities and develop the following ‘four capacities’ of pupils which are central to its purpose:
- Successful Learners
- Confident Individuals
- Responsible Citizens
- Effective Contributors
Miss Graham, formerly of St Vincent’s Primary (South Lanarkshire), kindly provided an example of how she used Clyde in the Classroom to deliver a range of learning outcomes.
Mr Caldow, Head Teacher of Millersneuk Primary said “Clyde in the Classroom has been the highlight of the year for Primary 5 children at Millersneuk for nearly 20 years. It truly is an amazing interdisciplinary project which inspires and motivates pupils and staff alike. The children are captivated as carers of the trout, learning new skills in Social Studies, Science, Numeracy & Mathematics and Health & Wellbeing. This project is Curriculum for Excellence at its best!” .