Resources for schools

One of the key goals of Paint a Fish is to educate younger generations about sustainable fisheries.

Digital Explorer and the nef (new economics foundation) have developed a set of educational resources to help teachers give lessons on sustainable fisheries and to encourage pupils to paint a fish.

Paint a Fish Activity

The Paint a Fish activity guide (3-99 year) offers different ways to carry out the Paint a Fish activity and includes a set of different fish templates for kids to colour. This guide is also available in French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Free Educational Resources

The Sustainable Fisheries booklets provide materials to organise lessons suitable for pupils aged 8-16 (Key Stage 2, 3 and GCSE Science and Geography in UK). The booklets contain lesson plans, activities and fact sheets.

  • Booklet 1 – Science / 8-12 year olds: gives an introduction to fish as a food source, how the marine food web works, how fish are caught, and what needs to be done to ensure there will be plenty of fish in the sea for future generations.

  • Booklet 2 – Geography / 13-16 year olds: gives an introduction to the issue of overfishing, the state of the UK and EU fisheries industry, and what changes need to be made to ensure sustainable fisheries for the future.

  • Booklet 3 – Science / 13-16 year olds: gives an introduction to the issue of overfishing, the impact of fishing on marine ecosystems, and what changes need to be made to ensure sustainable fisheries for the future.

Each booklet has a set of supporting materials (slideshows, videos, etc) downloadable from Digital Explorer’s Sustainable Fisheries web site


Logo

English, Catalan, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish

Poster

English, French, Greek, Spanish and Catalan.


If you have feedback or suggestions to improve these materials we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: paintafish@neweconomics.org