Fishy recipes

23rd July 2015

There was a fishy ending to the school year at Pensans School.

Just before the end of term, 90 Year 3 and 4 pupils took to Causewayhead to promote the importance of sustainable fishing and supporting the local fishing industry.

As well as talking to the public and giving out flyers they had written, they also generated interest in their very own fish recipe book 'Yummy Little Fish Recipes'.

The public even got to try samples of the recipes which were cooked fresh in their "flash cook demonstration".

The children worked alongside school chef Tom Wisher through the term to try out and perfect their recipes.

The book also includes some amazing fish illustrations which they created using the Gyotaku method of fish printing with squid ink.

Recipe books are £5, and any money raised will be donated to the Fisherman's Mission.

Lucy Seaston said: "We had a great morning, I loved showing members of the public our leaflets and book and seeing how impressed they were."

And class teacher Mrs Ciliberto said the children had really embraced the subject.

"It was great to see how confident they were when talking to the public with their new found knowledge about sustainable fishing," she said.

"In just one morning they raised nearly £100 for the Fisherman's Mission."

The children have also transformed their classrooms with underwater scenes and boat seating as well as enjoying boat trips and trips to the Newlyn Fish Market as part of the "How can we support our local fishing industry?" project.