On Wednesday 23rd June, the LIV (Year 7) went on a day trip to visit Bristol Aquarium. LIV scientists embarked on a fascinating journey, diving in and discovering up close, the wonders of the deep in Bristol’s colourful aquarium. The day was designed to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. They had the opportunity to explore more than 40 naturally themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, a very shy giant octopus and the mighty Sheila - the largest fish at the aquarium - a giant Grouper which can grow to 400kg! They were given a personal guided tour by one of the aquarium’s marine scientists where they were able to discuss the human impact on the aquatic environment including marine pollution and the prevalent issue of plastics to coral bleaching and global warming, topics they have been studying this term.