The Deep News - November 2019



27th November 2019

We were absolutely thrilled to have made it as a finalist at Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards, taking home Gold in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category, in a glittering awards ceremony on 25 November.

The audience were entertained by footballing legend Chris Kamara, fantastic performances from Leeds West Indian Carnival and energetic street dance from Scandalous in an award ceremony held at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

This category of the awards recognises The Deep’s provision of an accessible and memorable visitor experience for all. The Deep is pleased to be able to offer a fantastic Changing Places facility, complimenting a number of other tools and aids including audio and braille guides, social stories, access guide and mobility aids. The Deep offers a number of accessible events throughout the year including Quiet Day and Tranquil Tuesdays, catering to visitors who may prefer to visit in a more tranquil environment, when the lights are brighter and the audio is turned down.

The White Rose Awards is the largest tourism awards in the UK, finalists battled it out to win in 19 categories including a brand new award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, reflecting the direction in which the tourism industry is moving.

The event provides an opportunity for tourism attractions and businesses in Yorkshire to showcase what the county has to offer. Following this success, The Deep will now be entered into the Visit England Awards for Excellence in 2020.  

To find out more about The Deep’s accessible offering click here.



6th November 2019

Community Groups across Hull and the East Riding have been enjoying participating in our educational club, Silver Sharks. Aimed at the over 55 age group, we’ve already welcomed a number of clubs including BP Retirees, Senior Tigers and the Forever Young Club. We’ve also had participation from stroke recovery patients who’ve been supported by nurses from the NHS.

The educational focus is on The Deep’s Conservation projects with topics ranging from jellyfish to penguins. We have featured a guest talk from one of our team of Aquarists, who focused upon their own work here at The Deep including going into detail about our daily Dive Shows including a few tales from inside the tank.

The project, delivered by our in-house Education team, aims to encourage learning with a very hands on approach. With a break halfway through for tea and scones, and then a trip into the attraction to see the animals they’ve been learning about, it’s a valuable and fun way to learn more about the world around us.

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with one organiser commenting that attending the session “saw the group increase their confidence, communication and mood.” As the aim is to educate, the responses from attendees have also been very encouraging with one Silver Shark describing the event as “very informative, increasing our knowledge of a world … that we otherwise would have no understanding of.”

Silver Sharks takes place on a Tuesday afternoon from 3-5pm during the Autumn and Spring term. For more information call The Deep on 01482 381 000.

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