Schoolchildren release fish into River Don

Children from Brightside Nursery and Infants helped release the brown trout into the River Don
Children from Brightside Nursery and Infants helped release the brown trout into the River Don

Dozens of fish have been released into a Sheffield river after hatching from eggs in classroom aquariums.

Pupils at Tinsley Meadows Primary, in Tinsley, Brightside Nursery and Infant, and Wincobank and Whiteways Primary School, in Grimesthorpe, helped to release the brown trout into the River Don.

Youngster learn about the brown trout project on the River Don

Youngster learn about the brown trout project on the River Don

Youngsters reared the fish from eggs to fingerlings, feeding them daily and monitoring the water conditions of their aquariums, before helping to release them.

The children have learnt first hand about raising the trout and Sheffield’s waterways as part of the project funded by the Equitable Charitable Trust and delivered by the River Stewardship Company.

They discovered all about the life cycle of fish and what wildlife is found in the area.

Hellen Hornby, community team manager at the RSC, said: “This project has been really successful in getting children involved and excited about the environment.

“They have taken ownership of nurturing the fish in their classrooms and have learnt how important it is that we protect the wildlife in our towns and cities.”