History: Titanic

This week we have been learning all about the famous ship, Titanic, in History.

It has been wonderful to see how inquisitive the children have been about the topic and they have all been eager to find out more.

One of the areas we were most fascinated by was the lifeboats aboard the ship. Class 2 were very sad to learn that there were only 20 lifeboats aboard which could only accommodate for 1,178 out of the 2,229 passengers and crew aboard the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

One of the questions we explored was how big a lifeboat was and how many people could it hold? We decided to do some research and then measure out on the playground, the size of one of the lifeboats. We were all surprised to see how long (9.1m) and narrow (1.2m) it was! Class 3 joined us, to work out how many we could fit onboard.

Please take a look at the gallery of pictures:

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