SS Great BritainOn Wednesday pupils in the LIV and MIV spent a day in Bristol exploring the theme of ‘Technological Advance’. The first stop was the SS Great Britain – a feat of Victorian engineering and a triumph for Brunel, the SS Great Britain was the first iron hulled ocean liner with a screw propeller.

The ship has been beautifully restored after being dragged scuttled in the Falkland Islands and students were able to get a very hands-on experience of life on board and appreciate the significant technological advances made in ocean crossing during the Victorian era.
After a short walk round the harbourside the pupils arrived at @Bristol, Bristol’s Science Museum. The students explored the exhibits and had opportunities to animate a short film, make blood, explore sound and hearing, make giant bubbles and much more. The day finished with a stunning 3D film in the planetarium on the evolution of flight technology from first imaginings to the advanced aeroplanes and helicopters that we have today.  The girls (and the teachers) thoroughly enjoyed themselves.