Chil­dren go Wild about Scot­land

The Oban Times - - News -

CHIL­DREN at St Columba’s Pri­mary School in Oban have been busy plant­ing tree saplings in their grounds as part of a na­tional cam­paign by the Royal Zo­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety of Scot­land.

Pupils at St Columba’s were vis­ited by the Wild about Scot­land bus and given 15 trees to plant.

Wild about Scot­land ed­u­cates the next gen­er­a­tion of con­ser­va­tion­ists about the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing Scot­tish wildlife. The bus vis­ited schools through­out the week to teach pupils about Scot­tish na­tive species, their habi­tats and en­vi­ron­ments and what they can do to pro­tect them.

It is hoped more than 420 trees will be planted across the coun­try over the next 12 months. An es­ti­mated 60 trees are re­quired to grow in or­der to off­set the Wild about Scot­land bus’s car­bon foot­print as its mo­bile ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre tours the coun­try.

The young­sters from St Columba’s Pri­mary School, Oban, learned about the need for con­ser­va­tion to pro­tect wildlife.

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