Children and young people

Upstream Battle will enable young people and their communities to re-connect with the culture, history and heritage of the Clyde Valley though exploring local and global issues of litter, waste and the circular economy. There are a number of opportunities for children and young people to get involved.

'Live Lesson' with Doug Allan

Doug Allan is a natural history cameraman and presenter on programmes including Blue Planet. Doug will be going 'live' on our YouTube channel to share his experiences, talk about his work and his own career pathway and answer questions from pupils submitted ahead of time. 

  • Primary Schools Doug Allan 'Live Lesson' - Thursday 2nd May 11.30am 
    • Question deadline - Friday 26th April
  • Secondary Schools Doug Allan 'Live Lesson' - Friday 14th June 11.30am
    • Question deadline - Friday 7th June

Each session will last approximately 45 minutes. Please Contact Us to submit questions ahead of time.

Marine litter art competition

Schools from across the Clyde Valley were challenged to investigate the journey of marine litter from source to sea, measuring litter in their own community and exploring how it could end up in the ocean before expressing their findings creatively.

Entries ranged from poetry and sculpture through to short films.

View the entries here.

Citizen Science

Whilst we know that 80% of marine litter is estimated to come from land, we don't know in detail how, where or what is getting into the Clyde and its tributaries. We are leading a Citizen Science project to build a picture of litter across the Clyde valley. 

Your school can help contribute to a Clyde-wide data set by completing a litter survey at your local waterway. We have put together a large format surveying guide and accompanying teaching resource. Find out more.

Take part in Spring Clean 2019

We are challenging all schools across the Clyde Valley to join the national Spring Clean as part of Upstream Battle. 

80% of marine litter comes from land. We want to stop it at the source. Organising a Clean Up near your local waterway you will not only make a difference in your local area but also prevent litter from making its way to sea. 

Find out more on organising a Clean Up activity




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