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Make it Move!

Make it move! KS2

STEM on board HMS Warrior 1860

Designed by Sir Isaac Watts and launched in 1860, Warrior was the pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture.
Through science investigations and team challenges, your pupils will discover the ingenuity of Victorian engineering and compare Warrior’s design and construction with Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Western, SS Great Eastern and SS Great Britain. A perfect cross-curricular opportunity and a chance for your pupils to come and experience an example of great Victorian design and engineering.

A free Warrior cross-curricular trail for Key Stage 2 is available if you book a self-guided Discovery Visit with this workshop.

Length of session: 1.5 hours Maximum number per session: 32 Price: £100

Shipwright's Challenge

Shipwright's Challenge KS1

STEM on board HMS Warrior 1860

This workshop draws together all the elements from the 'Everyday Materials' section of the Key Stage 1 Science curriculum and is suitable either as an introduction to the topic, or to consolidate pupils' prior knowledge.

Come on board and explore Warrior to discover the variety of materials used to create this iconic battleship. A fun and engaging workshop full of games, challenges and experiments during which pupils learn about the different materials in Warrior's construction, and why they were chosen. Pupils will then test their own suggestions for warship construction. Are they better than Sir Isaac Watts? Are they shipshape for the fastest, largest, most powerful battleship in the world?

A free science trail for Key Stage 1 is available if you book a self-guided Discovery Visit with this workshop. 

Length of session: 1hr, Maximum number per session: 32, Price £75

Pirate life!

Pirate Life! KS1&2

History and Design Technology at Action Stations

This workshop gives students the opportunity to live the life of a pirate for the day by taking part in a treasure hunt, working together to build a mini pirate ship and learning all about the lives and adventures of famous pirates.

£8.00 per student.

Materials of The Mary Rose

Materials of The Mary Rose KS2

Tudor materials under the microscope

Work with real and replica artefacts to investigate Tudor materials and their properties. Were they fit for purpose? How do they compare with modern materials? Use digital microscopes to compare sample materials and see them in high definition!

Iron does float?

Iron does float? KS2

STEM on board HMS Warrior 1860

In this fun and practical workshop pupils explore why boats float (or sink!). Observation, hands-on activities and team challenges enable pupils to experience the forces of gravity and up-thrust and understand that forces can be balanced and unbalanced.

A free cross-currcular trail for Key Stage 2 is available if you book a self-guided Discovery visit with this workshop.

Length of session: 1hr  Maximum number per session: 32 Price: £75

Ship Shape and a Square Meal

Ship Shape and a Square Meal KS1&2

Science/Maths/Design and Technology at HMS Victory

Through a range of hands-on activities pupils discover what sailors ate and how they kept clean, learning about the importance of keeping a crew healthy. They compare the diet of sailors then to what we eat now and decide who is healthier.

£50 per 1 hour for up to 30 people.