Year 5 this week visited the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke.
On arrival the students divided into 5 groups and set off on a treasure hunt ‘around the world’ passing many famous landmarks made out of Lego. After an early lunch they were free to explore the rest of the museum which is composed of totally authentic looking buildings including houses, shops and other business.
Students were transported back in time to the 1920s up to the 1970s. It is a wonderfully hands on place and year 5 certainly took advantage of that; clambering inside old fire engines, playing on penny slot machines, buying sweets according to war time rations and then building with Lego.
Thank you to all the mums who accompanied us – we had a great time as evidenced by comments from the students!:
“It was one of the best trips I have been on in my life!”
“I loved it today. All the lego was amazing!”
“Our day was an amazing day. It was probably the best school trip I have ever been on. I have learnt that families of eight had to share one small room on their own and in the upstairs there were only two rooms to sleep in. I loved it all. Thank you very much Mrs Easton!”