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Penguins Encourage Schools’ Link with Edinburgh

Sandie Robb and Polly Phillpot, education officers from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which owns Edinburgh Zoo, have arrived in the Falkland Islands.  They will spend a month visiting schools at Mount Pleasant and in Camp, as well as Stanley and various youth groups. They will be teaching local children about Scottish wildlife, as part of a School Linking Programme, which aims to set up Scottish schools with links to classrooms around the world.  Lessons about the Falkland Islands have also been planned for Scottish pupils in 56 schools and will culminate in a School Linking Day at Edinburgh Zoo in June, when the Scottish pupils will be able to speak to Falklands pupils via webcam. Edinburgh Zoo is home to many Falklands penguins, which Sandie and Polly have now seen in the wild for the first time.