Pupils learn about wildlife

Logie Durno pupils at work on the wildlife bus.
Logie Durno pupils at work on the wildlife bus.

Aberdeenshire pupils have been learning about wildlife by using an education bus which has toured Scotland.

More than 200 local youngsters have been finding out about native species and special conservation projects on board the specially-designed double decker.

The “Wild about Scotland” vehicle visited 136 primary schools, including Logie Durno, Pitfour, Forgue and Crombie in Westhill in the North-east.

The project, which was launched last year, is aimed at engaging a younger generation with Scotland’s wildlife – not just in forests or wild areas, but also in their back gardens.

The customised double-decker has been transformed from a Stagecoach passenger bus into a fully functional and interactive mobile classroom with capacity to accommodate up to 26 people.