Otterbourne Church of England
Primary School

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14th January 2022

Tremendous Titanic Trip

I am a very proud teacher! Leopard's class were fantastic on our Titanic Museum Trip. The day before we left, the children and I decided on our trip rules. These rules had to be written in their topic books so that they could earn their bus ticket.

Tickets at the ready, the children excitedly boarded the coach. 

At the museum we met our Titanic teacher Jane. She was wonderful and made the trip extra special. We did a tour of the museum immersing ourselves into the sounds and smells of Southampton Street before taking on challenges in the discovery room. We saw lots of artefacts including Captain Smith's actual sword, a promenade deck chair and ! Lots of the artifacts were from the Olympic as almost all of the Titanic artefacts were destroyed. 

In the classroom four children got to dress up in clothes similar to those worn in 1912. We had to guess their roles! We did four different activities:

  1. looking at artifacts including a chamber pot, water bottle and curling irons
  2. deciding which figures should be saved on a lifeboat and which should be left to die (I pity some of our parents with the ruthless nature of the choices children made.....if you were old you were off!!!!)
  3. keeping the Titanic afloat using an ice cube tray and a pipette
  4. sorting the smell cubes to the correct part of the ship

Before we knew it, it was lunchtime. The children were very excited and enjoyed sitting in the sunny lunchroom chatting. 

In the afternoon we went around the Titanic exhibition with our smaller groups and grown ups. We got to shovel coal, use Morse code and steer the Titanic on Southampton water.

Our journey home was full of chatter about the day and we all agreed that we had enjoyed our trip smiley