Given that Class 4 have been studying Lord William Armstrong, it only makes sense that we would visit Cragside House, the Armstrong family home. Our day began with the long journey North to find the House, to the East of Rothbury in a picturesque valley. On our arrival we wandered through the woods up to the house, pausing to be mindful of where we were and enjoying the peace of the moment. A tour of the house followed where we learned lots, used what we already knew, and asked lots of insightful questions.
Following our tour, we made our way down the hill for a windy lakeside lunch. More than once did we have to chase a piece of stray litter! After that, we applied our knowledge in the ‘Young Engineers Zone;’ we designed, built, tested, and evaluated hydraulic cranes as Lord William Armstrong invented. We certainly enjoyed it. To round off our time there, we went for a walk along the banks of the river in the glorious sunshine, took the time to respect nature, before we went up to the bus to journey home.
As you can imagine, there were some tired bodies after so much fresh air so we snoozed our way back to school.