Canal View Primary School become canal explorers

On 22 April we visited canal adopters Canal View Primary School, in Edinburgh, to present them with the John Muir Discovery Award and to thank them for all their amazing work learning about and caring for the Union Canal!

On the week of John Muir’s birthday, the Primary 5 schoolchildren gave a fantastic assembly to the rest of the school to show what they have learned about the famous conservationist and what they discovered whilst out on the canal during our school sessions with Anna. We’re lucky to be able to run these schools sessions in Edinburgh thanks to our generous friends over at Vegware, who made the visits possible with funding.

Two classes from the school took part in a series of outings to explore their local wild place, learn science, art and even maths in the outdoors (without even realising they were doing it, it was so much fun!) and care for their local waterway.

They also received water safety certificates, and told the rest of the school about the importance to Stay Away from the Edge!

We’re so proud of the school for their dedication to their canal adoption over the years, and to the classes who told us today why they loved learning outdoors, and why it’s important to look after our greenspaces.

Big thank you to Canal View Primary!

Balgreen Primary School join forces with SWT

This month we have started working with another Edinburgh school. We are helping two Primary 6 classes at Balgreen Primary School in Edinburgh discover more about the Union Canal as they work towards the Me & My World section of their Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS). The classes are learning about the history of the canal and why it’s important to protect it, as well as how the canal has changed over time. We hope to get out in the fresh air and do some practical work to help tidy up the canal very soon!