Fishkeeper Fry is a completely FREE of charge, fun and engaging video-led educational programme that has been designed specifically for primary school children, aged 7-8 years by a team of aquatic experts at Maidenhead Aquatics to teach children about the science and art of keeping fish. This short 8-week programme has been designed to be delivered in the classroom, by the schools' own teachers. It uses a series of weekly online instructional films, engaging worksheets and added-value films, which provide step-by-step lessons about how to set up an aquarium, add fish and look after those fish day-to-day. The resources have all developed to support the National Curriculum and to get children excited about keeping fish and understanding how to look after and care for them responsibly. Participating schools will be provided with their very own, free aquarium and all the associated equipment that is used in the programme, to enable them to follow along with the films and set up and care for their own aquarium in the classroom – all with the support of the expert fishkeepers based at a Maidenhead Aquatics store near to your school. We even provide a selection of fish for them to enjoy so that the children see in real life the science of fishkeeping using the mini eco-system they create: from water chemistry, to how fish eat and the nitrogen cycle. Check out the 'How does it work?' and 'Fry FAQ's' section below, to find out more what you can expect for your school and what level of commitment is required to take part.
Full terms and conditions for the programme can be found here.
We are now welcoming applications for our 2022 programme. Please ensure you have read and accepted the full terms and conditions of the programme via the link above before registering for a place. We have a very limited number of places available on our 2022 programme and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications close on 7th November 2022 after which time, all registrants will be notified as to whether they have been selected for a place on this year's programme.
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How does it work?
Take a look at our short video and find out how easy it is to sign up and take part in our next programme.
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