TRAIN TO TAKE CARE OF FISH
Yep, certainly something fishy going on. Tomorrow, July 16, Animates hosts the second of its aquatic school holiday sessions to teach children about fish and how to care for them.
Anita Sherwood at Palmerston North Animates says the first day last week provided a great way for kids to pick up important life skills, such as promoting kindness and compassion towards all animals.
‘‘For each school holiday period throughout the year we focus on learning about different types of animals. Each child who attends will receive a certificate of completion which they will be able to take home and pop on their wall with pride. It’s a great way of introducing children to the skills they need to become nurturing and loving pet owners for life,’’ Anita says.
And let’s face it, fish are fascinating. Whether it’s rainbow or silver shark fish, the aggressive siamese fighting fish, or the ever popular goldfish, there are hundreds of breeds of fish to see, some originating from South America, Asia and Africa.
For its own well-being, she says the 6.5cm long siamese fighting fish needs to be kept in a tank on its own, but was a hit with the children, nonetheless.
The final free find out about finny friends day is at 11am tomorrow, Thursday July 16, at Animates on Church St.
Finny fish-in-ation as Bethany CullinanNevell, 10, who is on holiday looks over the fish still in school at Animates.