Year 7 Science trip

The Science Department have been working with the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby, to produce a series of activities based around their brand new exhibit: “The celebrated Mr Banks: reputation and legacy”.

Joseph Banks was a botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on several voyages, collecting biological samples and cataloguing them on his return. During the visit, students will learn more about this work and will participate in some educational activities with museum volunteers.

Students will attend on one of the following four dates, depending on their Science class:

  • 7Sc1 Mr Mitchell’s class on Thursday 19 March
  • 7Sc2 Miss Fleetwood’s class on Thursday 5 March
  • 7Sc3 Miss Queenan’s class on Wednesday 4 March
  • 7Sc4 Miss Walker’s class on Thursday 27 February.

Students should attend College as normal on the day and complete all of their morning lessons. After lunch, they will register in the Science Department and walk to the museum, supervised by their Science teacher and at least one other member of staff. They will stay at the museum for approximately one hour, before returning to the College to complete some summary work. Students will finish at the usual time at the end of the day. There is no cost for this trip and students will not need any money to spend. Your son/daughter will be required to wear their College uniform as usual and are advised to bring a coat for the walk to and from the museum.

There may be occasions when your son/daughter will be out of the direct sight of a member of College staff. They will, however, have access to staff at designated meeting points and will be equipped with staff mobile phone numbers in case of emergencies. This is classed as “remote supervision”.

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Director of Learning: Science

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