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Titanic Belfast

on December 21, 2016

             It was the 13th of December 2016 when fifth class went to the Titanic Museum in Belfast for an educational trip for Young Scientist. Everyone arrived at 7:30am and we travelled on a coach to Belfast, it took us 3 hours to get to there. When we arrived we had our lunch and began the tour by doing a workshop called Deep Sea Discovery. In our workshop we completed activities about deep sea animals, the ROV robot, shipwrecks, a Titanic puzzle, Belfast Lough and an up-close view of fish bones and other stuff. After our workshop we had our second lunch break and then went on a self-guided tour around the museum.

              In the museum, firstly we learned about Belfast at the time of Titanic, we looked at the Harland and Wolfe Arrol Gantry and learnt that they were 223 feet tall! There was elevators but the workers didn’t trust them and climbed on wooden ladders to the top. We went on a cable car ride and experienced the heat of the furnaces, the sound of workmen banging on the steel bolts and a man’s story of working in the shipyard. After the ride we learnt about the launch and there was a model of the shipyard and a huge window looking out onto where the shipyard was.  

               Then we went into another part and learnt about the tragedy and the sinking. We learnt that lifeboats weren’t filled and also the boat didn’t go 90 degrees it only went 20 degrees. The tragedies happened to people as young as 2 months! After that we watched a video on the discoveries of the Titanic and we saw some stuff we never thought we would see like a girls shoe, bottles, a frying pan and a chamber pot. The trip was so much fun and everyone learnt so much! Thanks Ms O’Connor, Mrs Swords and Judith!

By Rory and Robbie.


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