Brighton Sea Life Centre is throwing a lifeline to worried parents and child-minders wondering what to do with the kids during Thursday’s teachers’ strike (10 July 2014).
It has decided to let children in free that day…for an education-packed visit to learn all about life beneath the waves.
“Rather than having them sat at home in front of a TV or computer all day, we thought a lot of parents and minders would prefer to bring them here for a few hours,” said General Manager Max Leviston.
“The adults will have to pay of course, but many will think it a bargain to be able to entertain the youngsters and keep their brains active at the same time.”
He added that the learning potential of close encounters with everything from piranhas to tropical sharks was huge.
“Kids learn not only about the creatures themselves, but about food chains, the different survival strategies of different creatures and about marine conservation projects,” said Max.
All any adult has to do next Thursday to qualify for free admission for the children in tow, is to quote the word ‘strike’ at the admissions till.
For many who take up the offer it may be the first opportunity to visit the Centre’s all-new Rainforest Adventure exhibit, complete with giant anaconda, poison-dart frogs, piranhas and a spectacular display of rescued tarrapins.
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Published 9th July 2014
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