Northdown Primary children head to Hastings to learn about marine life

Northdown children visited the sea life centre in Hastings

Northdown Primary School’s Year 2 students took to the road this week to expand their knowledge of sea life with a trip to Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium.

The Margate children came face to face with sharks, eyeballed the blowfish, wiggled with the eels, found the clownfish, tried to outsmart an octopus and were even splashed by the rays.

Staff at the aquarium treated the children to a display of the Archer fish, which leapt from the water to feed from bloodworms on the side of the tank.

Following a packed lunch in the café, they then explored the reptile house with its snakes, iguanas and spiders. The tarantula proved a big hit.

Elijah, age 7, said: “I liked the tunnel because there were fish above my head.”

Summing up her day, Georgia, also 7, said: “My favourite were the dogfish and the way they were relaxing at the bottom.”

The youngsters had travelled to the aquarium as part of their topic Poles Apart where they are learning about ocean life all around the globe.