Ysgol Abersychan School

Geography Trip to the Natural History Museum in London (Wednesday 1st May 2019)

On Wednesday 1st May 2019, Mr Thomas, Mrs Strachan and Mr Evans of the Geography Department, helped by Teaching Assistant, Mrs Evans, took a group of 42 Year 9 Geography pupils to the Natural History Museum in London.

As part of their studies in Year 9, the pupils had been investigating 'Active Zones' looking at Volcanoes and Earthquakes. The pupils began their visit in the Earth Zone of the Natural History Museum, riding an escalator through the centre of the earth before investigating exactly how Volcanoes work. Pupils then looked at how Earthquakes happened before experiencing a dramatic reconstruction of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake in Japan. Being violently shaken in an apparently solid room was a very disconcerting experience indeed!

Pupils were then given the opportunity to explore the museum in groups with many being particularly impressed by the large dinosaur exhibition featuring a truly terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex as well as the mammal section which featured a huge blue whale.

Pupils were than given time to see some of the sights of London, exploring Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. All pupils were exceptionally well behaved and a real credit to themselves, their families and the school.

Please see the below link for some of the pictures that were taken during the day.

Geography Trip to the Natural History Museum in London (Wednesday 1st May 2019)

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