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History Trip

The Upper Seconds had a great time in Portsmouth on Tuesday, where they visited the Mary Rose Museum and got the chance to handle replica Tudor artefacts in their attempt to puzzle out what they could learn about life on board a ship five hundred years ago.

They were able to compare this with what they saw on their tour of the Mary Rose’s neighbour, HMS Victory, whose low ceilings and heavy armament gave them some sense of what naval warfare must have been like in the Georgian period, some 250 years later. Mr Motz would like to congratulate all the boys on being superb ambassadors for the school, and to thank Mr Akoh, Mr Brooks, Miss Coghlan, Miss Gordon, Miss Gill, and Mr Jones for leading the boys on the day.

‘I really enjoyed the whole trip, as it had a good mixture of being informative and fun. The part I most enjoyed was going through the Mary Rose Museum, and the Tudor Masterclass was very informative; I learnt a lot about how much warfare, medicine, navigation and even everyday life has progressed. Walking through HMS Victory was also an enjoyable tour and showed us all the things that would be happening on the ship during normal times and during a battle.’
Lucas 

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