National Maritime Museum Visit
On Monday, 8th May 2017 our Year 7 EAL Language enrichment pupils had the opportunity to take an imaginary journey around the world with tales of intrepid explorers and remarkable feats of endeavor during their visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It was a great experience and clearly a new environment for lots of our students. The trip started with students exhibiting their orientation skills by trying to indicate the right route to our final destination.
On arrival at the National Maritime Museum the pupils were given the opportunity to organise themselves into teams and received a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ task to work on in which pupils were inspired to explore our local and national maritime past through world-class museum collections of objects, paintings, intriguing stories and unforgettable characters. They explored the might of the British navy, trade with the rest of the world, artifacts, models of ships and famous sea captains. They traveled to the ends of the earth with stories of polar exploration from Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen and discovered new worlds with Columbus, Drake and Cook to name just a few. Students enjoyed working in teams and were competitive in showing which team was the best, using their resilience and independent learning skills to complete the activities to hand.
The whole experience at the National Maritime Museum enabled the students to gain first-hand experience of the different aspects of life at sea, become little explorers and also broaden their knowledge.
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