On Wednesday the 16th June, Mars and Titan class went on a trip to Amberley working museum. The children were introduced to the museum by Louisa, who very kindly gave them a brief about what sort of place the museum was, as well as why it is a ‘working’ museum.
Most of the trades that the children witnessed there were still going today, for e.g. ironmongery, pottery and printing. The children enjoyed the short train ride using old fashioned tickets; they loved the hands on expositions: Telecommunication and Connected to Earth, where they looked at how the telecommunication system had changed since it was first invented, as well as how motor vehicles have developed. The electricity exposition was a hit with the boys, as they had so many things to try and test, all related to how electricity and current work. The children took part in a team exercise, where they had to work together to put together a wooden wheel, that had been taken apart on purpose for them to assemble. We ended the day with a walk up the chalky ridge all the way to the top to take in the amazing views for miles of the Sussex countryside. Although it was a hot day, all children enjoyed it.