Wandsworth’s Community Fish Box scheme, Faircatch recently visited Wandsworth Prep School to provide a fishy education lesson to pupils in Reception and Year 1.
The lesson, ran by Guy Dorrell, co-founder of Faircatch, gave children the opportunity to learn about different types of fishing and the importance of sustainability in seafood. They also found out about locally-caught species, getting to grips with freshly caught dover sole, hake, plaice and John Dory, and learned about the south coast fishermen who provide our fish.
As a father to two little girls, Guy is passionate about giving children (and adults!) the best possible fish experience: “We really want to help children get a better understanding of how a fish gets to their plate and provide them with a stronger connection with the source of their food. Hopefully, this session was just the start of many more food education presentations Faircatch will be delivering across the borough this year.”
“The session provided a fantastic, interactive learning experience which the children all thoroughly enjoyed. It is so important for children to learn where their food comes so having Guy come in and talk to them at first hand was great," said Bridget Saul, Headteacher.