Underwater lesson goes swimmingly*

17th December 2010 at 00:00

Marine Academy Plymouth pupils dive into the first underwater classroom event at the National Marine Aquarium in Devon. Caroline Johnson, education co-ordinator at the aquarium, delivered the anatomy lesson from inside the shark tank, kitted out in full diving gear and accompanied by three large sand tiger sharks.

The new pound;500,000 Just Add H2O facilities, which open next Easter, offer an Aqua lab, science theatre and TV studio.

Working in partnership with the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council, Dr Dave Gibson, Managing Director at the National Marine Aquarium, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be launching our new Just Add H20 learning facilities, and very proud to be the first aquarium to host an underwater classroom session.

"The event offers a real flavour of what learning outside the classroom is all about, and how the new facilities at the Aquarium will provide an educational resource which is second to none in the country. The possibilities of what we can offer to support learning, both for students visiting and those who use our online resources are really exciting."

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