06 Dec

  • By wendydodds

Following on from the successful Year 8 trip to the Mary Rose in October, it was this month the turn of years 9 & 10 GCSE history students to visit Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Spending time in both the Mary Rose educational science labs, as well as on HMS Warrior, enabled students to understand and explore the degree and nature of change in surgery from Pare to Lister, including the role of warfare and the individuals involved.

Here’s a summary of the day written by one of the students:

“On Thursday the 1st December 2016 we went to the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The first place we went to was the Mary Rose. We went around the ship and then went into a classroom and we did a very funny but educational role play, where we had to treat a patient with an old doctor’s kit!

On HMS Warrior we all went into a cabin where we learnt the history of the ship. After that, we split into two groups and, while one group interviewed Florence Nightingale, the other group inspected the ship’s doctor’s room, where we saw some interesting but dangerous tools.

It was an interesting and educational day.

Thank you very much to the drivers and teachers who arranged the day and took us there.”

By Haydn Gibbs – Year 9