The children from Ballaghameehan National School participated the Something Fishy Project. Classes were divided up and had to do research based on the different lessons provided by the Inland Fisheries. Two highlights of the project included the day when representatives for Inland Fisheries Ireland facilitated a presentation on water and the journey made by salmon in our local river, leading out to Lough Melvin. The interactive nature of the workshop which followed the presentation was highly enjoyable be every child. It was the first time many of them had a chance to study small creatures and plants in our waters. The use of the microscopes proved to be a great success!
A study of Ballagh River
In collaboration with the Heritage in Schools scheme and working in partnership with another local school from Manorhamilton, the children carried out a study of life in our local Ballagh River. The study took place over two days: the seniors carried out their investigations on day 1, while the junior children carried out their investigations the following day. Health and safety was very important and we needed to ensure that we had adequate supervision and help on both days. Martina Butler, Heritage in Schools, was an excellent facilitator on both days. Martina provided all necessary equipment, including small plastic containers, magnifying glasses and identification key cards.