27/01/2017 in RZSS
During the run up to the Christmas break we decorated the bus with holly, ivy and tinsel and headed out to schools to deliver our Wild about Scotland sessions!
(St Johns Bosco Primary School’s eco-team receiving the Wild about Scotland tree saplings)
North Lanarkshire schools were first on the list for December and it was great to be in schools as they were preparing for Christmas and getting into the festive spirit. The following week was spent over on the west coast and we were lucky enough to visit Loch Lomond and the sites around that area, and to take in some spectacular sunsets.
The weeks after allowed for some office time developing the online resources and new sessions, and information for the drop-in sessions. It was also a time for reflection and a chance for us to look back on what the programme has achieved this year. We reached our final authority making it 32 out of 32 Scottish local authorities visited! We also made our first trip south of the border with a visit to Chester Zoo. As well as that we developed new sessions and our assembly which has gone down really well this year and we hope it will continue to do so in the new year. A lot has changed with two new Education Officers going into 2017, and we have lots of exciting things planned for the new year! Watch this space!
(The Wild about Scotland team in Christmas tree formation!)
To finish off we also wanted to say a big thank you to you all for your support this year. The support we have had this year has been amazing especially from those visiting the bus at public events but also on social media. We are nearly at 10,000 twitter followers!!!!
Thank you and we hope you had a lovely festive period and a happy new year!
Here’s to a great 2017!
Kirsty and Rosie
(Wild about Scotland Education Officers)
West Lothian primary school children take part in wildlife sessions on the Wild About Scotland education bus. https://t.co/OZeNHByFJM— Children in Scotland (@cisweb) December 5, 2016
“The best part of the session was the active approach to teaching the children about threats to wildlife.” Knoxland Primary
“It linked in well with our recent input on recycling (pollution).” Knoxland Primary