- A day out on Kirbister Loch with the pupils and volunteers from the Orkney Trout Fishing Association (June 2010)
Welcome to “Troot in the Shed” Project 2011
“Troot in the Shed” aims at making pupils aware of the Brown Trout and Sea-Trout life cycles through presentations and hands-on activities – the highlight of the initiative being hatching trout ova (provided by the local fishing association) on the school ground and monitoring the experiment on a daily basis to record the various stages from egg to alevin and fingerling. The two projects are currently run in the two Orkney Islands schools of Stronsay and North Walls on Hoy.
The “Troot in the Shed” project owes its name to the building where the trout are hatched… There is an already existing initiative across the country called “Trout in the Classroom” but it requires an extensive set-up including a cooled tank costing in excess of £1,000 which wasn’t an option. We have managed here to hatch these trout using very basic materials either already in the schools or donated by teachers (Thank you Mr. Richards!) thus reducing the cost to a minimum.
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