We have been very lucky this term to be involved with the Forth Rivers Trust participating in the ‘Fish in the Classroom’ project. We have been able to be involved because Historic Environment Scotland have fully funded this project for us.
The project is to help teach children about our environment and take responsibility for it.
We have just had our 199 trout eggs delivered and they are in a tank of cold water. The children’s responsibility is to keep the tank water cold, between 5 & 10 degrees by putting bottles of frozen water in the tank. These bottles are then swapped when they have melted and a new batch put in. The eggs hatch and develop between 5-8 weeks and then in March the fish will be ready to be released into the wild, and the children will be involved in this.