On Tuesday 24th April 2018, Year 5 went to the Cutty Sark and the Maritime Museum. First, Mrs Strong and Mrs Gordon’s classes went to the Maritime museum and we went to the top floor and pretended we were pirates steering the ship’s wheel. When we got to the Cutty Sark we did an experiment where we constructed our own paper boards which we had to test using weights to act as our precious cargo of tea. We had to put the weights in to see who’s boats would sink first and which group’s would carry the most.
Yesterday on the Cutty Sark we made paper boats of the real Cutty Sark. We put cargo onto the boats and saw if they still stayed afloat. Fun fact #1: the Cutty Sark cost 10.7 million pounds. We got to go on top of the main deck which was really cool and got to look through a telescope. We had an amazing view of the River Thames! After that, we got to go inside the ship. Fun fact #2: the Cutty Sark is actually a cargo ship that brings tea from China and Australia.
The Cutty Sark trip was amazing, 10/10, BEST TRIP EVER!