This activity is part of a project we are working on with Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

Background

The River Aire is a huge feature in Leeds; it runs right through the city centre.
The river starts at Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales where it is nothing but a small stream.
Atlantic Salmon have been returning to the river and have been seen in the water by fishermen.

To make it easier for the fish to get upstream to spawn (breed), fish passes are being made along the river.
A fish pass is a waterway that goes over obstacles like weirs, making it easier for the fish to travel upstream.
A fish pass is being built at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

You can learn more about the River Aire fish passes by watching a short film on the Developing the Natural Aire website: https://dnaire.org.uk/

To celebrate the new fish pass at Armley Mills, Pyramid and the Museum would like you to create fishy works of art that will be shown in an exhibition at the Museum in 2021.

You can make your own fish however you like, or use one of our templates below to get started.

Decorating a fish – ideas and instructions (.pdf)

Templates:

Salmon outline with black background (.pdf for A4 printing)

Salmon outline with black background (.jpg for digital use)

Drawing of an atlantic salmon

Drawing of a salmon to colour in or decorate (.pdf for A4 printing)

Drawing of a salmon to colour in or decorate (.jpg for digital use)

Drawing of a salmon in two halves to colour in or decorate (.pdf for A4 printing)

Drawing of a salmon in two halves to colour in or decorate (.jpg for digital use)

Drawing of salmon swimming to colour in or decorate (.pdf for A4 printing)

Drawing of salmon swimming to colour in or decorate (.jpg for digital use)

 

When you have finished your fish, please email a photo to info@pyramid.org.uk

Or you can post your fish to: Pyramid, 68B Barkston House, Croydon Street, Leeds LS11 9RT

 

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