Kids breed trout in green project

Pupils at Porter Brook Primary School,off Ecclesall Road have reared trout in an classroom aquarium...Pictured is Adem(correct spelling) with one of the little trout
Pupils at Porter Brook Primary School,off Ecclesall Road have reared trout in an classroom aquarium...Pictured is Adem(correct spelling) with one of the little trout
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THERE’S something very fishy going on in two Sheffield classrooms...

Children at Hunter’s Bar Infants and Porter Croft C of E Primary are nurturing 400 brown trout eggs until they hatch and are released into the wild.

Aquariums have been set up in classrooms for the project funded by Marks and Spencer, so youngsters can learn first-hand about the natural world.

Between now and April youngsters must feed the fish and keep a watchful eye on the temperature of the water in which they are kept.

They will then be set free in the Porter brook next to a ‘pocket park’ at Hickmott Road, off Ecclesall Road, which is being rejuvenated.

Hellen Hornby, education officer at project co-ordinator Groundwork Sheffield, said: “Projects like this are an excellent way to get children excited about the wildlife in our cities.”