St Mary’s History Day & The Inflatable Museum
What a day! It was fabulous to see the whole school enjoying the inaugural History Day. Each class dressed up in costumes relating to a Historical Era and they were very well presented.
The school created a Historical Human Timeline on the field which showed all the periods from the Stone Age to Present Day, including the Vikings, Egyptians, Roman, Victorians and Famous People. As the history books state there were a few skirmishes between the various groups which were also re-enacted.
We must say a very big thank you to the Manchester Museum who came in and really enhanced the awe and wonder of the day. The Inflatable Museum was erected in the hall and each class had the chance to go and view, touch and discuss various objects.
Early Years and Key Stage 1 had animals on show ranging from a hare to a field mouse. They could touch most of the animals and really get a close view of their features. Where did they come from? How did they live? Why are they in the box were some of the questions raised by the children.
Key Stage 2 had something slightly different to get their quizzical and curious imagination round. There were eight objects on show including the skulls of four animals. What were they? What time period were they from? How would they have been used? Who would have used them? The children loved the debates and some of their answers show what an imaginative group of children St Mary’s have.
The children and staff didn’t really know what to expect from the museum and we must say a very big thank you to Jack and Rachel who led the sessions. What pleased them and staff the most is that all the children were now desperate to go to the museum and see some more of the artifacts close up. Please click on the link below which will give you the Manchester Museum details and the brilliant exhibitions and half term programs they have on.
Finally a very big thank you to all the parents as the children looked absolutely fantastic and really enjoyed the day.