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