Archive for November, 2015
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This month our Walking Club took us to Skippol Creek and the Stannah Estuary.
We began the day with dreadful weather with the teachers thinking that we would have to finish the walk early and many of the group deciding not to come and join in the walk.
Thankfully the weather did clear up and we were able to walk for the full day. Along the way we:
- Met and stroked some horses
- Saw Noah’s Ark
- Found a dead Tigger
- Jumped in puddles (LOTS of them!)
- Played on the park
- Screamed when Mr W pushed us too high on the swing
- Made Mrs A-S’s dog very muddy indeed!
- Waded through a pond
- Played on the baby park
- Splashed each other with water
All in all another successful trip that we ended with our customary visit to an ice cream shot (even if it was freezing outside!)
Our next Victorian Blackpool trip was to the library in town.
Here Year 6 had to use their research skills to find answers and make historical observations. We were helped along the way by Tony Sharkey as we found out new facts about Victorian Blackpool. There was a range of evidence which included:
- Census Records
- Victorian newspaper clippings
- Victorian photographs
- Victorian school books
- School registers
We left the venue with more facts to add to our ever-growing list and better research skills than we had when we arrived.
Today Year 6 continued our study of Victorian Blackpool by visiting the Winter Gardens.
On arrival we were met by our two tour guides, Mike and Dez. We then took time to look at the outside of the building and learn why it was built in Victorian times. From the outside we moved indoors and were able to look around the HUGE building. In the visit we saw:
- The Opera House – a huge theatre that the Queen has visited twice!
- The ballroom – with chandeliers and lots of tables ready for a dinner party
- The dressing rooms – that several of our girls have already got changed ready to perform!
- A room where the Queen has sat and drank tea
- Some amazing tiles that were only discovered recently
- The bottom and top of the dome
Overall we had an interesting visit and are now a little wiser about Blackpool in Victorian times.
Next week we are at the library.