As part of the Year 4 and Year 5 Geography topic, Teams JD, LF and DB visited Whitby. The purpose of the visit was for the children to be able to understand the similarities and differences between Wombwell and Whitby, allowing the children to compare the geographical features, heritage, economy, history and industry.
By visiting Whitby, the children had the chance to experience all the favourite parts of the coastal town and were better informed about Whitby and therefore able to make comparisons between the two towns. They even got to visit John Freeman’s art gallery – our artist of the term.
The majority of the day was self-guided, giving the children a chance to visit the harbour, town and Abbey grounds. During the trip, the children also had the chance walk up/down the iconic 199 steps and visit Whitby Abbey itself for an educational workshop led by the Abbey staff. The children learnt about why the Abbey was founded and how it has changed through time. They investigated evidence of the Anglo-Saxon monastery, learnt about what archaeological techniques can tell us about the past, and explore what life was like in the later Benedictine monastery, imagining what it was like to be a monk.
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