A trip back in time on Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Our Year 4s enjoyed an educational day out of the classroom this week visiting Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol. Supporting their topic on Victorians in history, it provided an inspiring and interactive opportunity to discover more about one of the most important ships in the world.
When launched in 1843, she was called ‘the greatest experiment since the Creation’. By combining size, power and innovative technology, Brunel created a ship that changed history. His vision for the SS Great Britain made her the great-great-grandmother for all modern ships.
Besides stepping in to the historic vessel, Year 4 headed beneath the glass sea, took a tour of the Dockyard Museum and watched a film about Brunel’s life. Alive with sights, sounds and even smells, they took a trip back in time to set sail on the most extraordinary machine of all times.
Here’s what some of our pupils had to say: