A Weymouth school is urgently appealing for your help to save their beloved classroom pets.

Staff at the Wey Valley School in Weymouth said they arrived to a "biblical scene of floods and destruction" this week when the school's 12-year-old acrylic fish tank burst.

The incident flooded the classrooms and corridors with water and more worryingly their prized collection of tropical cold water fish.

A school spokesman said unfortunately, the school’s insurers are unable to help with a replacement fish tank so they are now appealing to the public for help.

Due to the heroic action of the school's science technicians, only two fish were lost when the tank burst but time is now pressing.

The remaining fish are currently being housed in a small holding tank which was lent to the school from the Sea Life Centre however it is too small and only a temporary solution.

Paul Hartley, second in charge in the science team said: "We would love to replace our tank so our students and future generations get to enjoy and study the fish as part of our science and animal care courses.

"We have been lucky to have such a resource to support teaching and learning in our school and it would be a real shame to lose it."

He added if members of the public are able to help in any way, students and staff at the Wey Valley School would be extremely grateful.

The school has set up a crowd funding page for anyone wishing to help.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wvsfishtankappeal

Alternatively call the Wey Valley School on 01305 812855