History of Weymouth Trip
As part of our topic 'Urban Pioneers', the Year 3 children went on a trip around Weymouth town to discover more about the history of Weymouth. We were accompanied by Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist in the Historic Environment Team, Dorset Council.
Steve met the children at school and delivered an initial talk to the children including a discussion about the places we visited. We walked along the seafront to the pavilion and onto the harbour talking about the history on the way. On our return to school we will stopped off at St John’s Church and learnt about the history of the church with Reverend Tom Coopey. It was a fantastic trip and a great hook to our topic. Back in the classroom, we have continued to explore the area we live in and in English wrote leaflets to persuade someone to come to Weymouth.
Lola said 'It was a great trip! I loved looking at the pictures from the past and asking lots of questions.'
Oscar said 'It was a long way to walk but I learnt lots! I enjoyed finding out about the History. Steve knew lots of interesting things.'
Phoebe said 'I loved being out of school and exploring Weymouth. It was great that we could see the White Horse and Steve told us lots of interesting facts and stories.'
The children were a credit to St John's School and made Miss Stuart very proud. A big thank you to Steve and Reverend Tom for making the trip such a success!