The children in Fifth and Sixth Class thoroughly enjoyed a day learning all about aquaculture in the ARC, Aquaculture Remote Classroom.
The children learned about what aquaculture is and the main types of aquaculture in Ireland. They could see how salmon is farmed using virtual reality headsets.
They learned how the geography and climate of Ireland is suitable for the farming of salmon, muscles and oysters.
The socio-economic impact of aquaculture in Ireland was also discussed along with the health benefits of eating seafood for a balanced diet.