Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Year 3 Visit the Golden Hinde

It was all aboard the Golden Hinde as Year 3 sailed back in time to the Tudor era and became crew members of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world. The children were shown the Poop Deck, the Captains Cabin, the Officers Quarters and the Gun Deck as they learnt about the nasty conditions that sailors faced in their efforts to find and explore new lands. None of the gory details were spared, especially when learning about the punishments received by thieves on board. For stealing a chicken, a man would have his hand nailed to a post on the ship for 4 hours whilst the boat tossed and turned in the waves. Needless to say, the children loved it and the adults were well and truly put off of their lunch!