The Deep News - March 2019



23rd March 2019

Today marks 17 years since The Deep opened its doors to the public and to celebrate, Deep Chairman David Gemmell OBE presented a number of long standing staff with commemorative certificates to celebrate their service. Marking 5, 10, 15 and even 20 years of service, staff were thanked for their contribution and loyalty. 

Deputy CEO Neil Porteus was presented with a special gift to commemorate 20 years of service - a penguin footprint from one of our own Gentoo's called Stan. 



11th March 2019

Thanks to funding from the British Science Association, The Deep is working with Hull based charity Open Doors to take science outreach activities to the city’s refugees and asylum seekers. As part of British Science Week (8-17 March) we are laying on three exciting activity sessions for families.

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.

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