Year 6 Trip to The Atkinson and Monument
October 17th 2018
We had a great time! We learned about Southport in the past.
We loved the exhibition called Double Take which merges photos from the past with photos of the same locations from today.
We explored the Frank Hampson exhibition. He was a local Southport boy who when he grew up put his faith and artistic talents in to action and in doing so became world famous. He decided that a Christian comic was needed with clear moral messages mixed with action and adventure. This was The Eagle with its hero Dan Dare.
We visited The Monument - our spectacular war memorial. We had a minute’s silence to honour those who served to defend our freedoms.
See the photos below
Year 6 History Ambassadors visit Welcome In church group
On Wednesday 3rd October, six of us from Year 6 went to the church Welcome In.
We have been making a new remembrance wreath to share with the church and we presented it to them. We thought ahead what questions we would like to ask so that we had some idea what we would find out about. We thought about how important it is to listen to answers and be flexible with the questions we ask so that we have a conversation with the senior citizens rather than going through a rigid check list of questions. Today was all about getting a flavour of lives in the recent past.
We really enjoyed our time with people who could tell us so much.
Here are a few things that we learned...
One man showed us his father’s medals from World War One
Some of them had left school at just 14 years old
Philip only saw a banana for the first time when he was seven years old because when the war was on fruit like that couldn’t get to us from so far away
A lady had brought in a train set from the 1930s
Betty had photos on her phone of when she was a nurse in the 1950s
One man gave us a bag of jelly babies and said that with rationing that was all a whole family got for a whole month!
Peter’s family only had two candles in the entire house to use during the black outs in World War Two.
Below is a slide show of the history that could be seen around the school on just one day...July 4th
We are so proud of our Australia competition winners. It was great to read about the history of this country, especially the Aborigine culture. It was also great to read about the history behind the Commonwealth Games.
History Ambassadors are keeping busy. They have been visiting the Infant Classes in historical costumes so that the children can ask questions about who they are supposed to be and what life was like in the past. Year 2 pupils come on Thursday to work with the Chronology Buddies and get a sticker for giving answers to questions about how a town grew from the Stone Age to now. They do other things too like castle jigsaws and spot the mistake in history pictures.