3. Deepen Connections
The River Severn will become an engaging route to learning that enriches people’s lives.
A range of formal learning activities formed a huge part of Unlocking the Severn. These included schools workshops, online activities, and in person visits to the riverside in Worcester and Tewkesbury.
Learning resources for teachers and parents became vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, as learning had to take place at home. Then, as we emerged from lockdown, face-to-face engagement provided a way for children and adults to reconnect with the river. Through visits to the underwater viewing gallery Diglis Fish Pass and citizen science counts at Upper Lode Weir, school children learned new facts and skills related to rivers, fish, wildlife, and the Unlocking the Severn project.
During the project, STEM careers tasters, work experience placements and apprenticeships opened doors and provided routes into different careers.