Hayley and Hannah are celebrating this week after delivering 240 workshops to 80 classes involving 1738 pupils across Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and North Ayrshire. The team have been delivering a series of three workshops for the last 14 weeks, which saw pupils, mainly in P7 and S1, learning about the issues surrounding gulls. These included how we track them, how they can track them using mapping tools as well as learning about how they can use technology to learn about wildlife in their local area. Overall it has been a great success and there is definitely a better understanding of our wildlife and gulls in particular. Many schools have also chosen to adopt their own gull and teachers are using the mapping website and gull movements to further pupils understanding of science, history, technology and culture. Hannah says “It’s great to see kids engaging not just with TnT but with nature in general. There were always loads of questions and the kids really enjoyed the interactive elements to the project particularly because they could do it on their own and share it with their families. They would come back in the following week and tell us what the gulls had been up to as well as downloading apps to their phones that they were keen to show us that they had been using.”
The team will be doing it all again after tagging next year but for now they are enjoying being back in the office and getting cuddles off of Lady the office Staffie.