Written by Becky D. and Annalisa R. (Year 10)
As part of activities week, the Year 10 history students had the opportunity to go on a trip into London. To start with, we went to the Imperial War Museum which is the world’s leading museum of war and conflict. We looked around the First and Second World War galleries which brought together the stories of real people from the past. We saw many things there including: historic weapons, uniforms, pictures and art. My favourite part was getting to walk through a recreation of a trench and experience what being in one might have felt like. I found it really interesting and it definitely helped support what we were learning about in our previous topic.
Annie – Golden Hinde:
Secondly, we went to the Golden Hinde, an Elizabethan warship launched in 1577. We got a tour round the ship, and we were told about the various voyages as well as the functions of different elements on the ship. We were taught about the conditions people on the ship lived in, why people would want to come on a ship like this, and about Francis Drake too. The part I found most interesting was the map of where the ship travelled on its various voyages, and what the crew did and discovered on their journeys. I found it helpful as it links to what we will be learning about in our current history lessons.
Overall, a really nice day out in London which broadened our historical knowledge.