Fish Heroes

 ‘Fish in School Hero’ aims to ensure that every child gets a chance to prepare, cook and eat fish before they leave school. The programme during 2019-21 aims to train over 400 secondary food teachers to be confident in preparing and cooking fish with students in their classrooms. Teachers will be supported by local Heroes: fishmongers, fish-loving chefs and fish suppliers, as well as other Heroes who will be coming into schools to talk first-hand about their role in bringing seafood from the sea to the plate, highlighting careers and opportunities in the fish industry.

Supported by the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust, Fish in School Hero is managed by the Food Teachers Centre and their volunteer team throughout the UK. Launched in 2020,  the programme will be extending throughout the UK, reaching over 60,000 pupils in 3 years.

We are currently rolling out our “Mussel Power” initiative and this week (22.11.21) we have provided 200 schools with free mussels to cook which will reach 8000 pupils. Click here to read an article about this impressive achievement posted by the Fishmongers Company Charitable Trust

It has been really rewarding to see the activity around this project and amazing feedback from schools and pupils. Please go to our public facebook page for this project to find out more! 

Thank you to everyone who came a supported us at Dorset Seafood Festival as promised you can download the recipe cards we created here. Recipes from School of Fish


Check the blogs about the launch from Bingley Grammar School   and Emma @Girlyfishmonger

The programme provides:   

  • Lesson plans and recipes

A set of curriculum-linked, ‘seafood’ teaching resources and lesson plans, for use in KS3/4 classrooms across the UK. Tailored modules on five to seven different, key, seafood species, with information on basic biology, method of capture/farm cultivation, sustainability, careers involved in delivering seafood to consumer, cooking methods and health value .

  • A directory of “fish advocates” or heroes

A diverse database of seafood advocates, willing to visit schools and talk about seafood careers. Guidance for those talking to classes.

  • Affordable fish supply for schools

Locating regional seafood suppliers (fishmongers, catering supply companies, producer organisations, retailers,), willing to provide affordable product suitable for use in the classroom. This enables a “dating service” to match local schools with the best, local, seafood source, helping teachers plan.

  • Teacher Training 

Practical skills workshops and up to date information and resources are provided through regional training workshop and on-line for 2020 during C19. 

Register here (limited to 400 schools)

Schools can register here to take part in the FREE programme here. This registration will also guide to to the resources and on-line training for schools.

For more information do get in touch

For the Fish Industry – Can you work with our schools as a FISH IN SCHOOL HERO?

We are looking for Fish Suppliers, Fishmongers, Fish loving Chefs and Fish industry experts to join us make a difference in our schools by giving talks about the industry, giving skill demonstrations and sharing our project on social media. Register to become a HERO here and find out more by clicking this link to register.