Trips and Visits 2017-2018

Ilkley Visit

Pupils from Year Three visited Ilkley Moor and town as part of their Bustling Bradford project. Pupils have been comparing their own area of Great Horton with that of Ilkley. They have been comparing both human and physical features in the landscape. The visit is also linked to the David Hockney landscapes work which the pupils have been learning about in school. They will be visiting the David Hockney Exhibition at Cartwright Hall soon after.

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Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds

Pupils from Year Two went on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine at the Thackray Medical Museum. The Museum is one of the largest medical museums in the UK; it is housed in the old Leeds Union Workhouse.
During the visit to the museum pupils got involved in a Florence Nightingale Workshop. The workshop was led by Miss Nightingale herself (costumed actress). Miss Nightingale told the children about her life and her work as a Nurse during the Crimean War. They joined Miss Nightingale on an exciting journey to the Crimea. They explored the horrors of wartime hospitals before Florence Nightingale. They also embarked on a thrilling journey to a Scutari hospital ward where they got to see how conditions improved and helped a poor wounded soldier. They spent the rest of the time exploring the museum and learning about the history of medicine.

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Cartwright Hall: David Hockney Exhibition

Pupils from Year Three spent the day at Cartwright Hall looking and learning about the work of Bradford born artist David Hockney. A gallery in the museum, which has been dedicated to show David Hockney’s life and work, has been opened to celebrate the artist’s 80th birthday and 60 years of working as an artist. After an introduction to the artist, pupils learned about the techniques he used in his art. This followed by some workshops in which pupils showed off their own art skills.

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Thornwood Farm: Alpacas

Pupils from Reception class braved the cold to visit Thornwood Farm in Oxenhope, West Yorkshire. Pupils have been learning about how animals survive and get looked after in the winter season. During the visit they got to feed some sheep and amazing alpacas. The alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. Alpacas are similar to llamas, and are often confused with them. The two animals are closely related, and can successfully cross-breed. There are two breeds of alpaca: the Suri alpaca and the Huacaya alpaca. It was a very cold day during the visit but seeing the alpacas definitely made up for it.

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