Natural History Museum Trip 2022Posted on 11th May 2022
In March, students in Year 8 had the opportunity to visit and explore the various exhibits on display at the Natural History Museum in London. In total, 55 students travelled to London with Mr Seymour, Miss Elliott, Mrs Allott and Miss Balmer in tow, all rather bleary-eyed after a 6:30am departure!
During the journey, the students were treated to a guided tour, courtesy of Mrs Allott, of the various famous landmarks of London including Wembley Stadium, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the recently refurbished and unveiled Elizabeth Tower with its iconic clock face.
When at the museum, students were able to explore the different zones of the museum, using lots of hands-on activities to experience learning outside of the classroom. In the red zone, students were able to experience the power of the earth in an earthquake simulator. In the green zone, students learnt about the impact that humans are having on our planet in a newly opened exhibit: Our Broken Planet. Then in the blue zone, they came face-to-face with a life-size, mechanical, roaring T-Rex and 26m long model blue whale.
One student had this to say about the trip: “I have never been to the Natural History Museum before. It was amazing! My favourite thing was the dinosaurs”.
Mr Seymour would like to thank the students for their exemplary behaviour on the coach and whilst at the museum – they represented the school very proudly, as well as the office staff and teachers who accompanied the trip for their help, without whom trips simply wouldn’t happen.
It is fantastic, after a prolonged period of school trips being cancelled due to the pandemic, to be able to once again take learning outside of the classroom.