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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard trip

posted 24 Jan 2019, 01:26 by N Nelson

On Tuesday 22nd January a group of History, Design Technology and STEM students spent the day at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The trip was inspired by the Academy’s after school Victory Club who are currently building a model of HMS Victory.

The day started with a STEM workshop on the archeology and preservation of the Mary Rose as well as the engineering behind the raising of the wreck and construction of the museum. This was a really valuable introduction as students were able to handle artifacts from the ship, learn how it was raised and about the preservation process, before going on to visit the museum.

After lunch students had a look around the Victory which was especially useful to those working on the Academy’s model of the ship.

The day ended with a look around the Naval Museum where students learnt about the history of the Navy, were able to use morse code and find out how the Navy has changed over the centuries.

This was a hands on interactive visit which is invaluable extended classroom learning and the Academy hopes to make it a regular event.

Kean Bridger in Year 8 said ‘I loved being able to handle the artifacts and Tom, our tour guide, was able to tell us lots of interesting facts. We all had a good day and want to do it again!’

Mary Kinoulty, Head of Learning at the Mary Rose Museum said: ‘We were delighted to welcome students from Ryde Academy for a hands-on STEM session and a tour of our award winning museum.  We loved meeting such keen students and introducing them to cutting-edge science and engineering at the Mary Rose. It was a real pleasure to teach such interested and highly motivated students. We look forward with great pleasure to welcoming more parties from Ryde Academy.’