Children go Wild about Scotland
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.