The first session saw Team Deep take to the road to deliver a KS1 workshop called Secret Superhero to some of the families working with the charity. Teacher Jenny delivered the session to over 40 people, incorporating both English and Maths skills through story time, puppets and role play, bringing formal and informal learning together. The youngsters also got the opportunity to get hands on with The Deep’s own cockroaches, through careful handing sessions with one of our Aquarists Elise.
The second session will involve adults taking part in the ESOL class (English for Speakers of Other Languages) visiting the aquarium for a guided tour. This experience will give them a fantastic opportunity to learn about the animals who reside here, as well as offering a ‘real life’ setting to practice their English.
The final event is a babies and toddler session welcoming families with children aged 3 and under. Complete with story time, sing-a-long and soft play, Little Nippers will provide a light hearted environment for the families to enjoy. Everyone taking part in this session will also be given a Day Plus Pass, allowing them to re-visit The Deep as many times as they want for the next 12 months.
The Deep is committed to providing an educational and accessible day out for all and thanks to this funding we are delighted to have been able to extend our reach with the families working with Open Doors. We hope they will foster the same love for science, learning and culture that we hold dear.