Y4 visit the Museum of Docklands in London
Friday 24th March 2023
On Friday the 24th of March, Year 4 enjoyed a fascinating and fun-packed day at The Museum of Docklands.
One of the highlights was travelling, by boat, along the river Thames between London Bridge and Canary Wharf. The children took in the various sites, identified warehouses, cranes and other relics of London’s trading past.
In the museum, during our self-directed visit we discovered more about London’s past as a port and trading centre. We visited Sailortown (a recreation of a dock street in Victorian Rotherhithe) and researched the various jobs that people connected to the river would have had.
We returned by boat and then took the train back to Reedham. We had some interesting conversations about our visit, although, towards the end of the journey there were many tired people, not only the children!
Many thanks to the Staff who accompanied my self and the class and very special thanks to our Chair of Governors, Mr Fisher, for sharing his Geography expertise with us and assisting on the excursion.