Pupils in P7C have worked very hard on their Titanic sketches. The famous photo of the Titanic docked at Southampton before embarking on it’s maiden voyage was the inspiration for this piece. They have been learning about shading and perspective … Continue reading →
All primary 7 pupils have been participating in fitness circuits this week in PE. We had fun using the ipads to film ourselves taking part in some of the activities such as long jump and javelin. It’s amazing how watching yourself in slow motion can help you to see how you can improve your style.
Today we explored who might be to blame for the Titanic disaster. We began in our home teams looking at passenger and crew profiles before swapping our facts with as many people as we could around the classroom. There were some fantastic conversations taking place about the role the owners, the shipbuilders, captain, crew, communicators, designer and even the crew from nearby ships had to play in the tragedy. Some pupils also felt that the regulatory board and the newspapers had played their part in creating Titanic’s “unsinkable” reputation. After we had gathered and debated the evidence for all parites involved, we cast secret votes to find out who P7C collectively feel is responsible for the sinking of Titanic. It was very interesting looking at the results!
Check out some of P7A’s ‘unsinkable’ ships! P7A put a lot of effort into designing and building their own Titanic as part of their homework. They needed to think carefully about materials to use to help the ship to float. I wonder if any of the ships will sink?!
It is hard to imagine how cold it must have been when the Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean at 2.20am on April 14th 1912. With nowhere near enough lifeboats for all 2211 souls abroad, hundreds of helpless people were stranded in the icy North Atlantic.
During our initial discussion about the water, many of us felt the victims would still be able to survive for up to “an hour or so” whilst the lifeboats returned to save them.
To help us to get a better idea of just how cold it must have been for those poor passengers, some of us took part in an ice water challenge. Our bucket was full of very cold water and lots of ice cubes! We put our hand or foot in the bucket to feel how cold it was. Check out our facial expressions as we try to stay in the water! Many of us could only stay in there for a few seconds. We found it difficult to wiggle our fingers and toes afterwards as they were so cold!
The passengers and crew of the Titanic had to swim in water even colder than the water in our bucket. This made us think twice about our original predictions about surviving in the freezing ocean.