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Loch Leven NNR. İGeorge Logan / SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Mute swans on Loch Leven NNR. İGeorge Logan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Growing up with Loch Leven (GUWLL)

Bringing pupils into closer contact with the natural world

Growing up with Loch Leven (GUWLL) aims to bring school pupils into closer contact with the natural world and the value and beauty of Loch Leven.

Staff from six adjacent primary schools and their associated secondary school (Kinross High School) are working with SNH and RSPB to develop cross curricular, exciting, challenging and varied programmes that can be delivered at regular intervals throughout a child's time at school - hence the title 'Growing Up with Loch Leven'.

The programmes are being designed to help deliver A Curriculum for Excellence and emphasis is being placed on experiential outdoor learning and promoting education about sustainability, biodiversity and citizenship.

Linking in and learning from others

Visits to the Reserve are being linked into work at school including outdoor experiences in the school grounds & local green spaces.

Each school has representatives on a working group and Careers Scotland has provided funding through the 'Determined to Succeed' EEBL (Excellence in Education and Business Links) initiative to allow these representatives to have 'teacher placement' days so that they can develop ideas for programmes.

This project combines learning about the natural heritage with learning about the cultural heritage and provides opportunities for high quality, hands-on outdoor learning. It is also about 'learning communities' whereby those involved learn from each other and it encourages young people to enjoy being outdoors, promoting a healthier lifestyle.

'Making connections' arts project

'Making Connections' arts project is part of Growing Up With Loch Leven.

A small group of S3 pupils from Kinross High have linked up with the P7 class at Milnathort Primary School under the guidance of Susan Kelly (Principal Teacher of Art at Kinross High) and artists from Artspace in Perth.

The aim of the project is to interpret Loch Leven National Nature Reserve using a variety of different media from animation to sculpture.

Pupils enjoyed working on their installations outdoors rather than in a conventional classroom setting.

Further information

Contact: The Reserve Manager, SNH, The Pier, Kinross KY13 8UF Tel: 01577 864439.



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