Our Trip to the Treasure House and the Beverley Barge Preservation Society Part 1

On Monday we had a fabulous trip to The Treasure House in Beverley; in addition to the Beverley Barge Preservation Society, followed by a section of the Elwell Art Trail. The visit was inspired by the children’s desire to learn about transport as part of the Intriguing Inventions theme. To start the day we visited the Treasure House to have a look in the museum and the art gallery, the main focus of our visit to the art gallery was to view the work of Frank Mason (famous for his work on railway advertisement posters). We then walked down to the Beck to jump aboard the barges and boats of the Beverley Barge Preservation Society (BBPS). Whilst visiting the BBPS we were very lucky to receive a presentation from the volunteers on the history of the vessels and their link to Hodgson’s Tannery. We would certainly recommend a visit to the BBPS on the Beck.

Brandesburton Motor Company Visit

We have been extremely lucky in Class 4 today, to receive the help and support of BMC (Brandesburton Motor Company). Mr. Shipley came to visit us to support our theme work on Intriguing Inventions. He brought along a low loader and Ford Fiesta to demonstrate how hydraulics, engines and motor vehicles work. The session commenced with a demonstration on how the low loader can transport cars followed by an explanation on how certain car parts work and the inner workings of a car engine. To finish Mr. Shipley hosted a Q & A session with the children.

We would like to send our thanks to all at BMC for enriching the children’s learning.