Trip to the SS Great Britain
Posted by Mrs B Melley
WOW what a wonderful day we have had! Class 1 and 2 had a fabulous day aboard the SS Great Britain. We started the day with a workshop in the education centre, where we travelled back in time and help build the SS Great Britain. The crew were very impressed with how knowledgeable the children were. Once the ship was built we needed to attend the launching ceremony, so we got dressed up in more suitable attire before smashing a champagne bottle on the side of the ship. We then had a tour of the ship itself. We couldn't believe how narrow and hard the beds were. I think they will all appreciate their own beds a lot more now! After spending some time in the steerage quarters the children all decided they would much rather have been first class passengers. There were lots of dummies around the ship which really brought the story to life. Some were so realistic that some of us didn't want to go near them. The children (and helpers) did BPS proud. They represented the school brilliantly and showed great enthusiasm throughout the day. Thank you to all those who came to help, it is very appreciated.