Throughout the summer term, the Little Researchers pilot encouraged pupils to explore and learn more about their local area. Lancaster University students visited the four schools and nursery around the Bay to help equip pupils with research skills. This resulted in 30 pupils delivering their research findings at Lancaster University, you can read more about the project and presentations here.
Excitingly, on Wednesday 19th July, Brett Davison from BBC Radio Lancashire visited Ryelands Primary School to hear more about their research and experiences as part of the project.
You can listen to the interview here on BBC Sounds. The interview starts at 1 hour 26 minutes.
Linda Pye, Headteacher of Ryelands Nursery and Primary School talked to Brett about the importance of the Morecambe Bay Curriculum as well as the Little Researchers project, 'The children are given agency and choices over what they learn and how they do it. The children here decided they would look into the land at the back of the school. They wanted to have a safe space to walk to school and that's where it started. It is wonderful for children to have that agency and eagerness to learn.'
Zac, a pupil at Ryelands Nursery and Primary School told Brett 'I am really enjoying exploring our community and where we live and finding new creatures that we never knew lived here' and Zac's class mate Amelia followed up to say that, 'It's not just about us, it's about the habitats that are also there!'Back to News