We had a great couple of days working with pupils from Portpatrick Primary school. Two days outside exploring the beach and coastal cliffs provided lots of inspiration for some song-writing back at the school.
Studying the rock pools was fascinating with plenty of crabs, anemones and whelks to name a few of the finds. One of the things learnt was how to identify whether the shore crabs were male or female – the answer lies in the shape and banding on their ‘tails’. The crabs featured in many of the songs!
As well as visiting the beach the pupils also took a walk up the cliff steps at Portpatrick to look at the flora and fauna. Learning about the coastal plants included some careful seed collection and dispersal – and some tasting. The weather was good and there were a few butterflies and other insects around, with one class lucky enough to see a lizard basking in the warmth of the sun!
To find out more about their coastal visit please check out their school blog.