Current Location:

Salisbury

Localise Me


Bulford St Leonard Pupils visit Sea City, Southampton

4b12d4fb74336a840d0d49d82a8a047a.png

525485971a84a22fe89c3a8abd57efba.pngPupils from Bulford St Leonard’s Primary School spent the day at SeaCity in Southampton recently as part of their Titanic project.

The Year 5 and 6 students were able to experience what life was like on the board the ill-fated ship. They took part in a workshop where they dressed up as passengers before going on to do different activities.

First the youngsters had to use reasoning techniques to work out who they would save. They were given a miniature lifeboat and some passenger information and asked to explain who they would save and why.

Next, using an ice-cube tray they investigated the sinking of the Titanic. They explored what made the tray sink faster, filling it up with water from the front, back and sides.

Then the children were able to handle artifacts that were used onboard the ship including curling irons and a cigarette holder. Lastly, the pupils had to work out a secret code and try and transmit the message using a Morse code device.

“The museum was very hands-on and the children enjoyed exploring the exhibits,” said Karen Jeffery, Year 5/6 teacher.

At the end of the visit the children had a guided tour of the museum and discovered that many people who travelled onboard the Titanic actually came from Southampton.

"We are so lucky we had this opportunity, we found out so much stuff about the Titanic that we didn't know already (and we already knew a lot!). The guide told us all about 46407f7002d35ce41d6e4d47067de7bb.pngthe youngest passenger onboard, she was only 9 weeks old,” said Year 5 pupil, Grace Liddle.

Helen Mathieson CEO of Salisbury Plain Academies, of which Bulford St Leonard’s is a part said: “It’s very important for children to experience the world beyond the classroom – where learning really comes to life. These sorts of experiences help to improve academic achievement and the personal, social and emotional development of our pupils.”

To find out more about SeaCity Museum visit their website at seacitymuseum.co.uk

Bulford St Leonard School take part in Rocket Science



Hopeful horticulturalists in Wiltshire have launched their own space-related mission by growing seeds which have travelled into space and back.

Salisbury Children take part in MAD Mega Swimathon



Brother and sister swimming duo Ava and Daniel Farmer aged just 7 and 8 years old conquered a MAD Mega Swimathon earlier this year in aid of Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.

Tough guy takes on new school challenge



Salisbury born Sam Johnston is delighted to be appointed as the new principal of Avon Valley College

Chafyn Grove pupils take on 6 mile sponsored walk



Chafyn Grove took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the Lewis Moody Foundation

Become a member today!

Become a member today!

Becoming a member of Raring2go! is quick and simple, and even better - it is FREE! For a couple of minutes of your time signing up you will be rewarded with a national and local newsletter monthly, as well as being eligible to take advantage of our members only discounts and competitions! What more do you need? Sign up today!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!