Teacher guide to raising brown trout in the classroom – This guide book describes the equipment you will need and how to raise healthy shoal of trout in the classroom.
Creative workshops for river in the classroom – A collection of worksheets and ideas for creative workshops to increase engagement of young people in learning about river wildlife whilst at the same time developing literacy skills in poetry and song writing.
Also the following blog posts by Creeping Toad describe some of the creative workshops held in Burnley schools as part of URES in 2014 and 2015:
- St Johns School Cliviger, Burnley 2015 Dreaming of Freedom
- Ightenhill Primary School 2015 Inhale the Future – The Case of the Curious Trout
- Holy Trinity, Burnley 2015 When Witches Cackle on Pendle Hill
- 6 St Peters Primary School 2014 Fish as Fast as Arrows
- 5 Stoneyholme School 2014 We’ll be Sad to See You Go
- 4 St Josephs Park Hill School 2014 A Curtain of Dazzling Diamonds
- 3 Springfield Primary School 2014 A River Runs Through Our Town
- 2 Holy Trinity School 2014 One Day I Will Be Free
- 1 Ightenhill School 2014 Wellies in the Water
Over 500 primary school children enjoyed the River In The Classroom project with URES.
Did you know that in the wild just one egg in a hundred (1%) usually survives to grow into a young fish. In comparison the young ‘fish keepers’ in Burnley Primary Schools successfully achieved a survival rate of over eighty eggs in a hundred. That’s an 80% survival rate and over 1,200 young brown trout released into Burnley’s rivers in 2014-2015.