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Hindon Primary School visits Portland Bill Lighthouse

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4161c7e9d6107ad8be1d4d8a2679ffe6.jpg​​​​​​Hindon Primary School visits Portland Bill Lighthouse

Have you ever climbed to the top of a lighthouse? The children in Owl Class at Hindon Primary school have!

As part of their topic on Coasts, the children have been studying how Lighthouses help to keep ships safe at sea. The children were escorted up the 126 steps to the top of the lighthouse by the Lighthouse staff and were fascinated by the size of the enormous light bulb that shines 25 miles out to sea. One child asked what happened if the bulb went out and was reassured that there was a spare!!

Some children had to block their ears when the fog horn was sounded – it was very loud! The children looked around the room where the lighthouse keeper once lived and were pleased to see characters from their class story, The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch!

Curriculum enrichment visits support learning in the classroom and are a focus for cross curricular learning at Hindon Primary School.

Report filed 4/10/16

Notes on Portland Bill Lighthouse

The lighthouse is situated on the Isle of Portland in Dorset and the current tower was completed in 1906. For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore. For details on the visitor's centre and tours, visit e103feee51869d61abb72819a47fb650.jpgtheir website here 

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