St George’s School hit the capital this week in one of our biggest school trips to date. Amid cries of ‘are we there yet?’ (and that was just the staff) we battled heavy London traffic, and eventually arrived at the Natural History Museum for a date with dinosaurs.
We split into a Key stage 2 group and an upper and lower Key stage 1 group and went our separate ways to explore, being guided by the children’s interests. First on most lists was the dinosaur exhibition. A life-size animatronic T-Rex complete with lashing tail, gnashing jaws and a terrifying roar was the highlight of the exhibit. Other favourites included the moving baby dinosaur, the giant diplodocus skeleton and the hatching dinosaur eggs.
Between all the groups we covered the Dinosaurs, Mammals, Creepy Crawlies and the Earth exhibitions. We all enjoyed seeing the enormous blue whale, alongside elephants, lions, tigers and bears. Key Stage 2 went on an exciting journey to the centre of the Earth and even experienced an earthquake in an earthquake simulator. Key Stage 1 discovered the Wildlife Garden, a hidden, leafy oasis away from the hustle and bustle, and searched for bugs and birds, even managing to spot a moorhen and her chick in the pond.
There was just time for a picnic lunch before we had to board the coach for the long journey back to school. Everyone behaved very well and had an educational and exciting day, topped off by England winning the football as we travelled home!
Below are some drawings by members of Year One, of their favourite dinosaurs.