Edinburgh Experience

Aims

  • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
  • To experience different modes of transport
  • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
  • To familiarise children with Scotland as part of the UK
  • To familiarise children with Edinburgh so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as the capital city of Scotland
  • To compare and contrast life in Edinburgh and Hull by observing life in both cities
  • To experience how a museum can bring a subject to life

Pre-visit to school

  • Explanation about the visit and itinerary for the two days
  • Discussion about safety, rules and behaviour to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable for everyone
  • Informs children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

The Experience

  • A visit to Dynamic Earth
  • Experience views of Edinburgh at Camera Obscura
  • Enjoy an evening meal at Pizza Hut
  • Set up camp for the night in St Columba’s refurbished church hall with views of Edinburgh
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the sights of Edinburgh
  • Step back in time with a visit to Edinburgh Castle

Post-visit to school

  • View photographs from the experience
  • Discuss memories and reflect upon what the children have learned
  • Link knowledge with future life choices and aspirations

Engineering My Future

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Aims

  • To raise children’s aspirations and interest in STEM careers
  • To foster understanding of STEM subjects and associated activities
  • To develop knowledge of the role of technology in future careers
  • To learn about the facilities at Ron Dearing UTC

Itinerary

  • Meet Ron Dearing staff and students
  • Tour of the building
  • Experience 3d and Virtual Reality software
  • Visit the Mechatronics and Engineering workshops
  • Take part in STEM problem solving activities

Kip on a Ship

Aims

  • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
  • To experience different modes of transport
  • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
  • To familiarise children with London so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as our capital city
  • To compare and contrast life in London and Hull by observing life in both cities
  • To spend the night on the HMS Belfast
  • To develop an interest in wartime history and experience how a museum can bring a subject to life
  • Pre-visit to school

    • Explanation of the objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
    • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
    • Tell the children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

    The Visit

    • A tour of London on foot and using the underground which can include Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square (depending on the school’s preference).[list-item] [list-item]All groups have the opportunity to either ride the London Eye or board a river cruise along the Thames.
    • A tour of the HMS Belfast led by Hull Children’s University staff.
    • Set up camp in the lower decks of the HMS Belfast. Optional trip to a theatre in the west end.
    • If Parliament is booked: Full guided tour of the Houses of Parliament followed by a workshop led by Parliament staff.

    Post-visit to school

    Discussing memories of the visit, viewing photographs of the day and reflecting upon what children have learned and how that knowledge can impact on their life and future choices.

     

    Night at the Museum

    Aims

    • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
    • To experience different modes of transport
    • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
    • To familiarise children with London so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as our capital city
    • To compare and contrast life in London and Hull by observing life in both cities
    • To spend the night at the Natural History Museum
    • To experience how a museum can bring a subject to life
    • To develop an interest in science, history and discovery

    Pre-visit to school

    It is recommended that the children watch the film “A Night at the Museum”! Explanation of the objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day. Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable. Tell the children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

    The Visit

    • A tour of London on foot and using the underground which can include Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square (depending on the school’s preference).
    • All groups have the opportunity to either ride the London Eye or board a river cruise along the Thames. 
    • Set up camp in the Natural History Museum under the dinosaurs.
    • Take part in various workshops which are led by the museum.

    Post-visit to school

    Discussing memories of the visit, viewing photographs of the day and reflecting upon what children have learned and how that knowledge can impact on their life and future choices.

    London Experience

    Aims

    • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
    • To experience different modes of transport
    • To develop children’s sense of identity and opinions through discussion and debate
    • To encourage children to develop their own beliefs and values
    • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
    • To familiarise children with London so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as our capital city
    • To introduce children to politics and encourage them to think about the skills and talents required in this area
    • To understand and be able to explain the differences between government, Parliament and democracy
    • To encourage children to be able to debate about a subject and form opinions that they can explain and defend

    Pre-visit to school

    • the aims and objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
    • Show pictures of key London landmarks and identify them
    • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
    • Tell the children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

    The Visit

    • A tour of London on foot and using the underground which can include Downing Street, the Horse Guards, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square depending on the school’s preference.
    • All groups have the opportunity to either ride the London Eye or board a river cruise along the Thames.
    • If Parliament is booked: Full guided tour of the Houses of Parliament followed by a workshop led by Parliament staff.

    Post-visit to school

    Discussing memories of the visit, viewing photographs of the day and reflecting upon what children have learned and how that knowledge can impact on their life and future choices.

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