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Seafood Shetland has announced the names of the four winners from the ‘School of Fish’ story-writing competition, which the industry ran as part of an online educational resource, based around the industry, during school closures.

The winners were Zak Irvine and Tom Williamson, both P3 Whalsay Primary School, Teagan Ritch, P3 at Hamnavoe Primary School and Lois Hay, P2 Lunnasting Primary School. All the winners received book tokens for themselves and also their schools.

The budding writers were invited to submit a seafood-themed story based in Shetland, either past or present, with a connection to fish and the sea.

Ruth Henderson, chief executive of Seafood Shetland said “We really enjoyed reading all the entries. It was hard to pick just one winner, so we chose four excellent submissions.

“Seafood Shetland created the ‘School of Fish’ online educational resource to support schools and parents during the period of lockdown when learing was home-based. We recognised the challenges that home schooling presented, and we wanted to provide the children with some activities that were fun and educational, but also increased awareness of such an important sector to the islands’ economy.

“We wish to thank all those that participated and hope that they will continue to appreciate the sea and what it brings to our community.”

The hub, which is stil live, contains a range of activities including, quizzes, wordsearches, arts and crafts and scavenger hunts that all relate back to the seafood industry.

School of Fish can be found online at:

Lois Hay
Teagan Ritch
Zak Irvine
Tom Williamson