@Bristol on Field Day
Fourth Form head for science museum and SS Great Britain
On Field Day, Friday 13 October 2017, the whole of the Fourth Form went to @Bristol and the SS Great Britain, built in the 1800s by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, after he built the Great Western Railway.
Millie Markham and Amber Moeller reported on the day.
4A and 4B visited the @Bristol science museum first, including the Planetarium, which was an interesting and unique experience. It was absolutely amazing. There’s no other word for it, with 3D close-ups of constellations, stars, planets and galaxies millions of light years away. We all learnt a lot, for example, the lady showed us Trappist-1, an exoplanet system about 40 light-years from Earth which is, according to Michael Gillon, thought to be the best target yet for studying the atmospheres of potentially habitable, Earth-size worlds.
Some of the activities at @Bristol were a hamster wheel, making animations, bubble making, shadow puppet pictures and a vein viewer. Grace Jury said she really enjoyed @Bristol. Hettie Bower added that the planetarium was a great experience.
After lunch, 4A and 4B went to the S.S. Great Britain and 4C and 4D, who has been on the ship already, moved to @ Bristol.
The SS Great Britain was a delightful experience, because it showed the history of what it was like on a voyage to Australia which took 60 days. We went through the museum and were showed the parts of the ship separately.
We were given an activity to complete, so we were looking around the ship to find and explore where everything was. It was quite interesting because you could see what conditions you had to put up with on your journey. Rosie Hobbs explained: “We had to make decisions about different situations. Our team ended up being the honest crew member!”
Over all it was one of the best trips we have ever been on and we want to say a big thank you to all the staff involved in making the trip a success.