SS Great Britain
Posted by Mrs L Trotman
Wow - what a fantastic day we had! The children were kept busy with guided tours and workshops which culminated in us travelling back in time to launch the ship in full Victorian costume no less! Class 1 were fantastic; answering and even preempting the answers to questions from the Great Britain staff using their prior knowledge and research. We saw the cabins and tried out the extremely narrow bunks, saw the animals on the steerage deck in the bow, watched the huge steam wheels turn and the incredible boilers being filled, watched the rats scurrying around the galley and witnessed an appointment with the ships doctor. What a fabulous experience we've all had. A big THANK YOU to all the helpers who supported us and to those who offered help.