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Schools Film Project

Making movies!

We've teamed up with film-makers Media Education to deliver a fantastic film-making project for primary schools.  The pupils discover all about invasive non-native species and then learn all about film making. They decide what their film is going to be about and then write their story-boards, produce their props and scripts and finally pick up their cameras and shoot their footage. 

You can read their film bio's and watch the movies below.  We'll be adding more films as they get produced - so check back!

Huge thanks to all our schools (and class teachers!) who put so much effort into making these movies - which will now help raise awareness about invasive species and their impacts. 

The story of American Mink in Scotland  -  Scourie Primary School

All of the P2-P7 class from Scourie primary school took part in the creation of this film (all 11 of them!). 

Whilst learning about invasive non-native species the pupils were inspired by hearing the story about a single American mink found and trapped on the nearby wildlife reserve island of Handa.  They decided to find out more about mink and make their film about them.

In the film the class tell the story of how American mink established in Scotland, all about mink, the finding of the mink on Handa Island and the devastating impacts of mink on water voles.

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