Titanic Day

On Friday 21st June, when the children in Form 1 to 6 arrived at school, they each received a ticket so that they could take on the persona of a real Titanic passenger at the start of our Titanic Day. Arriving in assembly, the children were directed to their seating area based on whether they were 1st, 2nd or 3rd class. The children then discovered where the Titanic was designed and built and how the White Star Line were competing to create the biggest, fastest and most luxurious ocean liners in the world.

Back in class, a range of activities took place exploring the three classes, Morse code, passengers onboard, the lifeboats and how they were filled. Throughout the day, children visited Mr Raffield’s museum in the hall, where they got to see authentic White Star Line items from the early 1900s as well as original photos of Titanic, newspaper reports, deck plans, a brass model and the 9000 piece Lego Titanic, to name a few. Some brave children also had the chance to experience freezing water at the temperature it was when the Titanic sank.

The day ended with a second assembly, which looked at the numbers of people saved, who rescued them and where the blame fell when the enquiries began after the sinking. The children were enthusiastic, engaged and it looked like everyone had a fantastic day.