The CCSP engage in education activities in local schools, with Trout in the Classroom and River School activities, however through the Chalk Stream & Wetland Meadows project, we planned to engage with diverse urban audiences in High Wycombe and Chesham.

The Plan


We planned multiple repeat interventions, resulting in deep education in target schools as well as bringing the Riverfly for School citizen science initiative to Key stage 3 students. We also planned to deliver a series of guided walks along the different chalk streams, to engage and bring new audiences in to contact with nature and their local chalk stream. A family and community events programme aimed to raise awareness of chalk streams and the issues they face with the wider community

Chilterns ANOB

We delivered education activities to over 2000 students, exceeding our objectives. We also engaged with the Bulbourne for the first time, working with schools from Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted in collaboration with the Box Moor Trust.

We got some great feedback:

They (the children) have been so inspired and enthusiastic about the project. It has been a wonderful learning opportunity for them and they have produced some really lovely work associated with it 

“In English, we have made non-fiction chalk stream books, written poems about chalk streams and written recounts after releasing the trout. We have made a large brown trout life cycle in art and science and mad some chalk stream inspired weaving in DT” 

“… a huge thank you for our wonderful river experience last Wednesday! Both of our Year 3 classes loved the trip and it was so well organised for us so thank you. Hopefully, we can repeat the experience next year with our next bunch of Year 3 children”. Class teacher, Galley Hill Primary”