Pupils get creative to support a fish conservation project on the River Severn
Year 4 pupils at Cherry Orchard Primary School in Worcester, have skilfully constructed fish mosaics to be part of a large art installation at the new Diglis fish pass.
The Diglis fish pass is part of a conservation project lead by The Canal & River Trust. The project titled ‘Unlocking the Severn’ aims to improve fish migration on the River Severn.
The children’s mosaics of eels, twaite shad and pike will feature in a wall display at the new visitor centre on Diglis Island which is due to open this summer.
“The children were so focused, helping to create the intricate pieces. They learned how to size and cut the tiles and place them to match the colourings of the different fish." Caroline Jeynes, Deputy Head.
Along with the mosaic artwork by year 4 pupils, year 5 and 6 pupils at the school will be producing a stop frame animated film and some pupils have recorded voice overs for the animation which will be shown at the visitor centre.
“It was a great experience working with the proper voice over kit, the children learnt lots about how to change their voices to fit the characters” Caroline Jeynes, Deputy Head