We’re excited to have been selected to participate in Fishkeeper Fry 2020, a national learning programme developed by Maidenhead Aquatics, from the beginning of January to help teach children about the joys and benefits of fishkeeping whilst bringing some of their key science themes to life for them in the classroom.
Supported by our local Maidenhead Aquatics store, we will be following an 8-week programme during school time, designed to teach the children how to set up an aquarium properly and care for their fish in the classroom. All the equipment for the programme and all the learning resources have been provided to us completely free of charge by Maidenhead Aquatics and their supporting partner Fluval. You can find out more about the programme and what the children will be getting up to here.
This week we set up the aquarium. We began by washing the sand to ensure it was clear. We then carefully filled the tank with 57 litres of water and what a lot of water it was!
After that we learned that you had to neutralise the water from the tap as there is chlorine in it which the fish don’t like as it is bad for them. We learnt lots of new things in this session however the person who impressed us the most and was awarded Fishkeeper of the week was Mya! She was able to share lots knowledge about the aquarium which she had independently researched. Well done Mya!