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Year 6 at the Fishing Heritage Centre January 2014

On 23 January 2014 Year 6 had a wonderful day at the Fishing Heritage Centre at Grimsby.   This was to gain first hand experience for their thematic work on The 1950s, 60s and 70s.   Our thanks go to Dave, who showed them round the Centre itself and to Sid, the ex-skipper of the "Ross Tiger" who showed them round his old vessel.

The Centre features the imaginary life of a trawlerman on the "Grimsby Town", a steam trawler.   The children enjoyed seeing the bridge, the radio room, the Mate's mess, the engine room and the galley.   The dangers of icing were graphically shown.   Dave made the Centre come alive, with clear descriptions and anecdotes about his own family in the past.

On the "Ross Tiger" Sid showed them how to tie knots, where the fish was stored, the incredible noise of the diesel engines and the cramped conditions in the mess and the cabins.   Like Dave, he made the vessel come alive.

The children left the Centre full of information and experiences which they will remember for a long time.

These photographs show scenes through the Centre.   The Year 6 page will include some of their work.

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Welcome to all our children, their parents and visitors. Thank you for helping to raise £258 for Macmillan Cancer Support. As always, the Leys Farm Community work so hard for others. Our Harvest Festival is on 6 October. All food donated will go to support Scunthorpe Food Bank and their work to help less fortunate families in our town. Please help us to make our school as Nut Free as possible to support the safety of a pupil with a severe allergy.
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