Pupils get on the bus to learn about conservation

St Cuthberts pupils on the Wild Scotland bus.
St Cuthberts pupils on the Wild Scotland bus.

Pupils from Carrick experienced a series of interactive Scottish wildlife sessions this week, thanks to a specially designed double-decker education bus touring Scotland.

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 RZSS to support the charity in its conservation goals across Scotland.

Since 2014 the bus has made a number of stops in the area, visiting primary schools including Sacred Heart Primary School. Pupils from St Cuthbert’s Primary in Maybole took part in a variety of interactive and fun sessions which focused on Scottish native species, their habitats and environments.

Sessions were delivered by a dedicated education team from RZSS.

Barbara Smith, CEO of the RZSS, said: “Conservation through education is one of the founding principles behind the Society and remains one of our key goals to this day. It is vital that we reach out to teach young people about conservation work and the species on their own doorstep.”