Pitfour pupils go Wild About Scotland with bus visit

Enjoying some hands-on learning in the Wild About Scotland education bus.
Enjoying some hands-on learning in the Wild About Scotland education bus.

Pupils at Pitfour Primary in Mintlaw were able to experience a series of interactive Scottish wildlife lessons on Wednesday thanks to a specially designed double-decker education bus currently touring Scotland.

The ‘Wild about Scotland’ bus is visiting schools in Aberdeenshire as part of a wider campaign being brought to all of Scotland’s 32 local councils over the next 12 months.

The programme has been developed by the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS) and has been made possible through a partnership between Clydesdale Bank and the RZSS to support the charity in its conservation goals across Scotland.

P6 and P7 pupils from Pitfour got to get their hands dirty in a variety of interactive and fun lessons which focused on Scottish native species, their habitats and environments. Lessons were delivered by a dedicated education team from RZSS.

Chris West, CEO of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said: “Conservation through education is one of the founding principles behind the Society and remains one of our key goals to this day.

“We believe connecting young people in Aberdeenshire to the natural world is vital and the ‘Wild about Scotland’ outreach programme will further add to the curriculum based learning delivered each year by the Society,” he added.