It was a day of learning and excitement as pupils of BlossomHill Schools visited the Aquarium, popularly known as Mr. Fish Aquarium
On arrival at Mr. Fish, pupils were greeted by the company officials who took them on a tour of the aquarium. The pupils saw different kinds of fishes in aquarium. There were a number of varieties of fish at the aquarium and the fish species ranged from edible fish, ornamental fish, aquatics, fountain water gardens. The officials of Mr. Fish explained the process of reproduction and growing of the fish to the pupils. The pupils were shown earthen ponds used for creating a natural habitat for the fishes and taught the various measures taken to protect the fishes from various forms of hazards.
The officials of Mr. Fish demonstrated how to catch a fish with the use of a hand net and allowed the pupils to catch a fish from the pond using a net.
It was a thrilling experience when the pupils of BlossomHill schools were given the aquarium housing the electric fish for them to touch the electric fish, nicknamed “Marry,” inside and experienced electric shock. Their fun was heightened when they were allowed to splash in the fountain and each pupil was given a live aquarium to take back home with instructions on how to nurture the fish. Part from the aquariums given to each pupil, BlossomHillSchool also got an aquarium from Mr. Fish.
The head Teacher Mrs. Helen Mokogwu told PNEB that the excursion was aimed at helping the children to learn outside the classroom. She said the aquarium given to the school will be kept in the school’s nature corner. Helen who was pleased with the turnout of events said the children had fun.
The Managing Director and founder of Mr. Fish, Mr. Israel Ademuyiwa Adediran said the idea behind the aquarium is to spur people’s interest in nature. Adediran said there were over a hundred species of fish with Mr. Fish having about 70. He said a lot of children are ignorant of the types of fishes available, many know only a few of the edible fish. He said most schools keep the dead fish in lab, hence the need for the pupils to see the fishes live and also get an opportunity to own a live aquarium.
Below are more pictures from the excursion