Children enjoy lessons at seafood school in Bishop’s Waltham

THIS WEEK IN 1993: Nursery school for all three-year-olds

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CHILDREN learned about fish at a workshop held at a seafood school.

The Bishop’s Waltham workshop, run by home economist Davina Tibbetts, was part of an outreach project by the Billingsgate Seafood School.

It introduced the children to the sight, touch, smell and taste of a wide variety of fish and seafood.

Ms Tibbetts said: ‘The children were encouraged to think about how fish gets to our plate so that we can enjoy a delicious healthy meal but still leave plenty of seafood for the next generation.

‘They had a great opportunity to investigate just a small sample of the wide variety of seafood available for us to eat, and tasted a delicious healthy mackerel dip.’

The session involved a filleting demonstration by Bishop’s Waltham fishmonger Peter Atkinson.

Acting headteacher of Bishop’s Waltham Juniors Katherine Daniels said: ‘This workshop was a great opportunity for our children to get up close and personal with varieties of fish that some of them had never seen before, and they loved it.’

The children will now take part in a competition to develop a fish-based salad using ingredients from local shops and the school garden.

Judges will decide which salads will be recreated by local restaurants and featured on their menus from July 14.

Bishop’s Waltham: Come Dine With Us is a week-long celebration. Visit the site at

lovebishopswaltham.com