Squid Ink

On Tuesday 15th March the children in classes 1, 2 and 3 were lucky enough to participate in a fun day of fish printing.  Each class had a session last just over an hour.

 

The eye catching prints were made by painting squid ink on to locally caught fish, and then printing onto paper.

 

This technique, called Gyotaku, was developed by Japanese fishermen to accurately record their catch.

 

The children began by looking at a selection of fresh local fish; examining the different body and tail shapes and the colours and patterns on the skin, and then relating these differences to their habitats and lifestyles.

 

Below are a selection of photographs of the day.