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Pupils at Byerley Park School have been learning about sustainable fish this week, and teaching the experts a thing or two along the way.
Over 200 pupils at the school joined Adele Fash from the Marine Stewardship Council in a special assembly to find out where their fish comes from, how it was caught and the importance of protecting marine environments.
Adele said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm from the pupils. I was really surprised by how much they already knew about fish. They talked about a range of seafood – from sushi to paella and were brilliant at recognising the different species. Sustainability is about future generations and, based on the pupils at Byerley Park, I think we’re in safe hands.”
The pupils had a surprise visit from the MSC’s mascot, Murdoch the fisherman’s cat who took students on a fishing trip looking at the lives of fishermen across the globe.
The ‘Beside the Seaside’ themed lunch served by Taylor Shaw’s inspiring cooks, saw fish dishes sell out in record time.  Murdoch stayed for lunch, interacting with students and watching them battle it out on the MSC’s fishing game- which teaches children about fishing responsibly.
Headteacher, Alison Gargan said: “We are really honoured to have Adele, Linda and Karen at Byerley Park today for our special assembly. The pupils amazed me with their knowledge about fish and sustainability. We loved meeting Murdoch, who joined us for lunch (and even tried to steal the pupils’ lunches!) I know that the pupils loved their delicious lunch and am sure they will remember the information that was given to them during the assembly. ”
The visit was organised as part of the MSC’s Fish and Kids education programme which includes games for children to play at home as well as curriculum-linked lessons and assemblies for teachers. To find out more, visit: