Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, London

On Monday 21st November Year 5 and 6 set off for an exciting day at the world famous National History Museum in London to compliment their class work on evolution and Out of Africa.

We made a very early start leaving school when most of us are usually still in bed and enjoyed the journey taking in many sights along the way before arriving at the spectacular museum just after eleven o clock.

Once in the museum the class divided into groups to take in the vast array of activities and exhibits which included a fantastic prehistoric exhibition including a life size dinosaur. The children travelled in a giant glass elevator which took them inside the cocoon and they saw some amazing views of London whist there. Other highlights were learning about earthquakes, a journey through the ages to the time when earth began, creepie crawlies and mammals including a giant blue whale, learning about the evolution of humans and animals and DNA. There were opportunities throughout the day to handle some fabulous artefacts such as fossils and take part in a range of interactive activities to learn more too. The day concluded with the all important visit to the museum shop.

All of the children and the six accompanying teachers agreed this was one of the best trips they had ever been on and would strongly recommend it to anyone reading this blog. Why not take a look at the website to find out more. The pupils on the trip were fantastic ambassadors for Redhill School and when they finally got back at after 8pm they all had many stories to tell about this once in a lifetime trip and memories that will last a long