14 March 2017
Children at Bright Horizons Livingston Nursery and Preschool recently teamed up with Williamston Primary School, Forth Fisheries and Murieston Environmental Group (M.E.G) to take part in a fish release.
The children released brown trout into the local river last Tuesday after learning about the life cycle of a fish, including as they hatch from eggs and grow into alevin.
A representative from M.E.G also caught some wildlife out of the river to allow the children to have a closer look at what the fish would be eating.
“The children had a fantastic time releasing the fish, making trout headbands, rainbow fish flags and a cake to celebrate realsing them into their natural habitat,” said Nursery Manager Karen Bell. “Staff, parents and children all grouped together to give our fish a great sending off, we hope they will enjoy a long and happy life in the river and we will be waving hello every time we walk past.”