St Barts kids learn how Ti­tanic was built

Trip to Belfast is fab

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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

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