St Giles School has been researching and learning about contrasting locations in Topic, looking at where we live and then looking at a complete contrast to the Derbyshire Dales. Being in the centre of England where better to go than the seaside to compare and contrast?
Key Stage One were acting ‘slightly fishy’ when they went to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.
They experienced the sights, sounds and smells of Great Grimsby as the ‘world’s premier fishing port’ and learned about life for British trawler men - a job described as ‘the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK’
The children were taken back 60 years to discover life for trawler men and their families, both at home and at sea.
The Infants saw where the trawler men ate, slept and worked. They thoroughly enjoyed climbing aboard the historic ‘Ross Tiger’ trawler to experience the conditions aboard one of the heritage centre’s earliest surviving diesel side-trawlers!
It was definitely a big contrast to Matlock.
Key Stage Two visited The Humber Bridge Country Park and Humber Rescue Lifeboat Centre.
The Humber Bridge Country Park is a Nature Reserve with woods, meadows, ponds and cliffs. The tree covered chalk terraces of the old chalk quarry offer dramatic views over the River Humber and towering Humber Bridge. After walking through the woods to get to the shore line the children went where they looked at location clues that told them about the physical, economical and natural environment in the area around the Humber Bridge. The view of the Humber Bridge was breath-taking!