Class 3 Visit Maritime Museum

21st January 2020

As part of their Vikings topic this term , Year 3 visited the fantastic National Maritime Museum yesterday.  What a truly wonderful day they had - the photos of their smiling faces says it all.
The children impressed the museum staff with their existing knowledge of the Vikings - but they learnt so much more.  They had opportunities to see and hold artefacts relating to the trade with the Vikings across the continents.  They learnt all about the Viking long ships, struck their own Viking coins and sailed boats using wind power - and this was all before lunch!
After a well deserved break, we had the opportunity explore the museum, where the children learnt all about Falmouth harbour, the packet trade, tidal flow and had fun re-enacting some life saving scenarios using the RNLI life rafts, dinghy's and jet skis.
The children were a credit to Newly School the whole day.
A big thank you to the staff at the museum, the Cornish Heritage association and  everyone that came to help us with the day.