On Monday, all of Year 5 and 6 spent the day in Marvellous Morecambe! We began our day by visiting the Heritage Centre and Winter Gardens, as well as following an old map of Morecambe to see how land use has changed.
After lunch, we walked from the Midland Hotel to Happy Mount Park, using old photographs of Morecambe landmarks (like Bubbles, the Pleasure Park, the piers and Crinkley Bottom) to identify the same views today and take photographs of those views.
Huge thanks to Morecambe Heritage Centre and The Winter Gardens for opening especially for us, making the day more memorable and enjoyable.
On Monday 23rd April, Classes 9, 10 and 11 experienced a fantastic Victorian Day to launch our new topic, ‘Marvellous Morecambe’ in which we will be learning about the development of seaside towns, including Morecambe, during the Victorian era.
We experienced Victorian style lessons in the morning, including arithmetic, handwriting and an object lesson about potatoes. In the afternoon, we visited the Old Boys’ Grammar School in the village to look at the collection of Victorian toys and artefacts there. We also looked at extracts from the original school log books, discovering what life in school was like in 1875. Finally, we also played some games that Victorian children would have played: hopscotch, hoop and stick, marbles, jacks, pick-up-sticks and a potato race.
The children (and staff) had a great time, although we don’t think we would like Victorian lessons everyday!