St Barts kids learn how Titanic was built
Trip to Belfast is fab
St Bartholomew’s Primary pupils recently enjoyed a Titanic trip.
Seventy primary five and six pupils embarked on a school trip to the Titanic Museum in Belfast.
The trip was organised by the school’s head teacher, Jane Saunders who wanted to help the pupils learn more about the Titanic, a topic they are currently studying.
The museum in Belfast, is the largest museum of its kind in the world so was the ideal venue for the children’s learning to be developed further.
The children set off early on two separate coaches for Cairnryan to meet their StenaLine ferry late morning.
Liam Joyce from P5/4 said: “The ferry was huge and we loved exploring it.
It was a little bit rocky but not too bad.”
On arrival at the museum, the children had an initial presentation on the slipway that Titanic left from and soon got an idea of its size by markers to illustrate its footprint and the museum’s roof being the same height as the deck of the famous ship.
Brogan, from P5/4 said: “The museum was amazing. I learned about how the workers built Titanic, I explored the different classes of cabins and went on an undersea adventure using photos and videos to see what the wreck looks like now.”
As the day drew to a close, the children returned to the ferry for dinner and the long journey back to Castlemilk.
Stuart Cockbain, one of the group leaders, said: “This was a wonderful trip for our pupils to explore a notable event in history.
“It helped our children deepen their knowledge by taking learning out of the classroom and to the docks where the history of Titanic started.” Some pupils loved the experience. Liliana from P5/4 said: “The trip was amazing – my best trip ever.”
Setting sail St Bartholomew’s pupils loved their trip to Belfast