CHILDREN from Benarty Primary School had a brilliant experience at Lochore Meadows Country Park.

The kids were involved in releasing fish into the river which runs through the park but they also were able to take part in a variety of other activities.

They were able to join staff from the Forth Fisheries Trust and get involved in releasing brown trout into the River Ore.

Said teacher Jacqui Johnstone: "The children in P4 and P3/4 have been looking after the fish since they were eggs as part of the ‘Fish in the Classroom’ project.

"We had a Celebration Day to launch our Science week and release the fish into the wild and the children took part in pond dipping, trying fly fishing, litter picking and other spring outdoor activities.

"Children from P4 at Leslie Primary School, who had been taking part in the project in their own school, came to join us in our celebration."

Added Jacqui: "We would like to thank Ian Laing, Gordon Whyte and John Hood, from Lochore Meadows, and Amy Fergusson from The River Forth Fisheries Trust for all their help in ensuring it was a real celebration event.

During their time at the Meadows the children were able to find out about other aspects of the park and how anglers are able to fish from the banks of the loch.

They also learned how to cast and found it a very interesting experience.

Archery was another activity they found out about and the children were able to find out what techniques were needed to become a good archer.

Jacqui Johnstone added that the youngsters had found the day at the country park a very much interesting experience and they were grateful for the support they received from the park staff.

Our pictures taken by Jacqui and David Wardle show the Benarty children having a great time with Amy Fergusson and Gordon Whyte.