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A group of school children getting involved in a Ribble Rivers Trust event.

A group of school children stood in front of a Ribble Rivers Trust pop-up marquee.

Since its inception, the Trust has been educating people about the importance of rivers and Ribble Life Together has enabled us to expand our programme to reach more young people than ever!

For the last ten years, the Trust has been running the Rivers in the Classroom scheme; initially starting with a small handful of schools, but we’ve now expanded our reach across the whole catchment.

The Rivers in the Classroom project is designed to teach children about rivers through fun, hands-on experiences that have been tailored to the curriculum. By bringing the river to the classroom, children can see the world from a trout’s point of view. From here they learn about river habitats, find out about food chains and watch trout grow through its life cycle from egg to fully grown trout.

Now, thanks to the Ribble Life Together project, we have expanded our education and training programmes. This means we can reach more schools and pupils than ever before!

By sparking children’s interest in rivers and engaging with them, we can teach them about the creatures living in rivers, pollution prevention and the importance of the environment and caring for it.


Our #riverwise schools have all taken part in our programme, take a look at our River Wise map to find out about their River Wise adventures!



Find out more about our interactive, fun and educational  Rivers in the Classroom programme!



Every year, the Trust runs a variety of training courses and events. These are carefully designed to teach people from all backgrounds new skills. Visit out training opportunities page to find out more.