Tweed Foundation Joins Border Union Schools Countryside Education Day

On May 21st, the Border Union Schools Countryside Education Day once again brought together over 1,200 Primary 5 students from across the Scottish Borders Region for an immersive and educational experience. This annual event aims to promote the importance of food, farming, the rural sector, and countryside conservation among young learners.

The Tweed Foundation was invited to participate, with Education Officer Ben McCallum and biologist Suzanna Taylor offering the students a fascinating glimpse into the diverse ecosystem of the River Tweed catchment area.

The children were introduced to various river inhabitants, including bugs, fly life, and Atlantic salmon, which has been classified in Great Britain as endangered. Their engaging sessions highlighted the ecological significance of these species and the vital role they play in the health of the river environment.

Moreover, Tweedstart, the angling initiative from the Tweed Foundation, provided an exciting opportunity for children to learn more about fishing across the Tweed catchment, including its positive health benefits.

The Border Union Schools Countryside Education Day continues to be a cornerstone event for the Tweed Foundation, nurturing a new generation's understanding and respect for the countryside and its rich natural resources. Through the combined efforts of organisations like the Tweed Foundation, young students are gaining invaluable knowledge and experiences that will inspire them to protect and cherish their rural heritage and contribute to the conservation of the Tweed catchment.

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