At Fintastic Aquariums we try to get the kids involved.
Fish are fascinating. We all enjoy observing and studying them but sometimes in schools it can be difficult to really appreciate and understand fish from just looking at books.
Fintastic Aquariums will set up a tank that is more than a classroom decoration and more than a lesson in pet care. It's a growing, vibrant slice of nature - a place for children to discover and learn.
It is an innovative way for children to learn about fish but also helps to create a calm and tranquil educational environment in the classroom.
A classroom aquarium helps children develop self-esteem, learn how to nurture and care for living creatures more vulnerable than themselves and discover their ability to be responsible with pets.
Our research has indicated the advantage of incorporating an aquarium as part of your schools fixtures.
Time Management - Fish need two essential elements to survive and lead happy lives - food and clean, suitable environment - both of these require frequency and management. Children can learn to track how often the fish need feeding and also how regularly the fish will need to be cleaned. Science - Children can learn a huge amount of scientific knowledge from a fish tank; from ph-levels to how fish breathe, eat and reproduce. Their aquarium can be a world of wonder and provide their very own school /home project.
This is a great way to introduce a sense of Responsibility to children. By looking after another living being, they can begin to understand how it feels to take care of something other than themselves. Cleaning and feeding fish nurtures their ability to care for other living things, instilling a sense of Compassion. They learn to understand creatures that are completely different from themselves.
Renowned for bringing a sense of peace into a room. Water and swimming movements induce Calmness and even have a therapeutic effect on many children. If a child is prone to tantrums or frustrations, giving them a chance to spend time observing fish may very well calm them down. Settling new or anxious pupils has also been observed as a huge benefit.
For Teachers - We can change the tanks theme regularly to fit in with Key Stages One and Two.
You get a wide range of decorations to place in your tank to coordinate with the syllabus.
We have a selection of ornaments - dinosaurs, Egyptian masks and skulls, cars, ships, planes, rocks, plants and many more, making education fun!
What happens when you go on school holiday?
The Fish do TOO !!
We take your fish and care for them over the holidays and then before you come back we will set up and restore the aquarium with all your fish back.
At Fintastic Aquariums we will rent and maintain the tanks every month at a time that suits and does not interrupt classes. You don’t need to worry about the lights and feeding the fish either because we have timers to take care of it. It is all part of the Fintastic package!
At present we have successfully installed aquariums in 70 Primary and Nursery Schools in the North West Region. We are recognised by the Education Boards and, if suitable, payments can be made through them.
Our hassle-free school package includes everything you need -
• Visit school to plan and advise on most suitable location and specific requirements
• Deliver and set up aquarium, decor and fish
• Ensure safe and secure area
• Vetted Staff
• Maintain aquarium
• Change ornaments and scenery
• Leave food
• Collect and care for fish over summer holidays
• Set up and return fish in new term
• Educational colour posters with identification charts
• Online games with school competitions
Contact us to find out more