On the 10th October, Willow Class set off to the Historical Dockyards in order to get first hand experience of what it might have been like to be a sailor in 1805. Some of the children described it as the ‘best trip they have ever had!’

As you can see from the photographs there was plenty for them to see and do. Many could not believe how small the HMS Victory was, especially when compared to the new aircraft carrier that was moored in the naval dockyards. The children really enjoyed the climbing experience where they got to think about what it might have been like to climb amongst the rigging. However, most of them felt that they wouldn’t want to have been a sailor in those days once they learnt what they would have had to eat and where they would have slept!