The visit started with a presentation that covered a wide range of aquaculture and marine environment topics, followed by 2 lab sessions. The pupils were introduced to both shellfish and fin fish aquaculture – the college had caught crabs and fish in a creel for the pupils to engage in practical learning sessions in the lab. Pupils were also shown eggs & freshly hatched salmon alevin, they took water temperatures and had basic fish anatomy & health explained to them.
The pupils enjoyed their visit and their teacher commented on how well the visit complimented the curriculum.
A huge thanks to Shetland UHI for welcoming the pupils from Aith Junior High School and giving them a great experience.