Southampton's SeaCity Museum
Beech Class visited Southampton’s SeaCity Museum recently to help bring their class work on The Titanic story, to life. The museum staff led a series of excellent, hand-on workshops, where the children tried lots of different activities, to help broaden their understanding of life on board the ship and the tragic disaster that unfurled.
A dressing-up session enabled the children to really appreciate how life on board The Titanic was very different, depending on which class you were travelling in. The children also explored different areas of the ship, through a series of smell cubes. They were quickly able to deduce which room was the gymnasium! They also learnt about the various sinking points of the ship through a scientific experiment, using ice cube trays. One of the highlights of the day and possibly their most challenging workshop, involved the children working together to agree which passengers would earn a place in the lifeboat. There was certainly plenty of interesting discussion and debate during this activity!
All the children thoroughly enjoyed their day at SeaCity, where the history of The Titanic was cleverly brought to life, through these imaginative and creative workshops.Thank you to both Claire McGilvray and Claire Croft for organising these excellent visits and accompanying the children, along with our other members of staff. Thanks also must go to our parent helpers, without whom these events wouldn’t be possible