On Monday 13th November, Year 3 went to Sheffield's Kelham Island Museum to learn about the city's industrial past. The children learned about how steel was created and the famous 'crucible pots' of Benjamin Huntsman.
They worked really well as a team, creating a production line making an impressive 49 spoons in 10 minutes. They were enthralled by the enormous Bessemer Converter and went on a hunt around the buildings to find out about the properties of different metals from the story of 'Ironie'. They watched as the River Don Engine (the largest working engine of its kind in the world) was powered up and they even got to act out the process of steel production through the play based area 'The Melting Pot'. We had a wonderful day and a lot was learned. All the children were very well behaved and were fabulous ambassadors for our school.