Monday, 11 April 2016

Natural History Museum with Year 8

The first Geography fieldtrip of 2016 was to the Natural History Museum, a group of 60 year 8 students and 6 members of staff caught the train on the morning of January 18th into London.

Students got to explore the museum and consolidate their learning on plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes while competing a booklet. 

In the earthquake section students got to experience what it would be like to be in a real life earthquake, they said afterwards it helped them to understand how scared people must feel during an earthquake. 

After lunch the students had some extra time to explore different parts of the museum before they went to an interactive workshop where they learned about how volcanoes occur, the different types of lava and the ways in which earthquakes are measured. The students were keen to get involved in the workshop, displaying their knowledge and understanding by answering all of the questions correctly!

The students’ behaviour was fantastic, two members of the public approached staff praising the students for the exceptional behaviour. The trip was very interactive and it helped students visualize their learning from the classroom. A fantastic day was had by all!


#Where’s your next Geography classroom?

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