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February 2014

Natural History Museum

Natural History

As 50 Harris Academy Morden students descended down to the Mitcham Tram Stop, few were aware of what the Natural History Museum had in store.

A wonderful day was had gazing at large T Rex models, learning about the universe and expanding ones knowledge in ‘brain training’.The students were perfectly behaved and learned a lot.  The rain on the way home did not even alter the mood!


Theatre Trip

Gifted & Talented students from Year 8 and 9 went on a theatre trip. They started the day with a theatre criticism master class in school. Then they visited the Theatre & Performance exhibition at the V&A museum. They looked at the original costumes, props and stages from a huge range of theatre productions from different genres and time periods. Some students (and teachers) even tried on some of the costumes! Afterwards, they went to St Martin’s Theatre to watch a production of The Mousetrap, the world’s longest running play. All of the students enjoyed this thrilling whodunit and had the opportunity to put their theatre criticism skills into practice!

Theatre Trip


Helicopter Visit

The trip was a flying success! Students were met by one of the crew, who showed students the equipment and a variety of videos. This was then followed by an interesting presentation about the aircraft. Students were then shown around the helicopter as well as being allowed inside it to get a close up view!

Finally, they were allowed to stand at the end of the launch area as the helicopter lifted.

Helicopter


The British Museum

On the first day of AEE week 150 Harris Morden students were lucky enough to take a trip to the first national public museum in the world, the British Museum. The students were able to explore the wealth of exhibits that the museum has to offer as it seeks to document the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. The British Museum, first established in 1753, is a truly magnificent building and holds so many fascinating artefacts from continents all around the world.  Students had a great day exploring the many galleries that the museum had to offer and it was a pleasure for the staff to accompany them.