Arrow-Left arrow-down arrow-down arrow-down Arrow-Left Arrow-02-Left Arrow-02-Right arrow-up Arrow-Rightbig-left-arrow big-right-arrow close Cloudydirections eye Facebook Hail-StoneArrow-Left image-icon twitter-inline instagram-inline Linkedin Mail mark MistNightPartly-Cloudy-Night-TimePartly-CloudyRainscroll-arrow search-01 SleetSnowspeech SunnyThunder-LighteningTripAdvisor TripAdvisor twitter-inline twitter video-iconYouTube

Activities

From Pasha to Escher

Looking at the work of two popular artists, your students will visit the Michael Foreman exhibition, looking at his work as an illustrator and writer. They will then recreate watercolour and tessellation techniques devised by Dutch graphic artist M.C.Escher.

 

Dutch Raid on the Medway

Your students will explore the Dutch Raid exhibition, learning about the events  leading up to the 1667 raid on the Medway, the attack itself, then the culmination of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. This catastrophic event for the Royal Navy was a catalyst for redevelopment leading to world dominance during the age of sail.

Syllabus Links

  • AQA –Restoration England 1660-1668
  • Edexcel (2016)—Warfare and British Society c1250-Present

 

Make or Break: Rope Making Design & Technology Challenge

This guided exploration of the Victorian rope-laying highlights the science and technology of the rope making process that has developed over the last 400 years. Which team will produce the most imaginative and commercial design? Each pupil will be given an individual rope sample to take away with them.

Gun Deck Challenge: Chemical Cannon Firing

Straight off the gun deck of an 18th century warship, the students use their knowledge of chemistry and laboratory practice to create the perfect propellant, then launch a ball bearing from their chemical cannon to outgun the other gun crews.

Rocket Squad: Physics under Pressure

Students compete to develop their own accurate missiles using Newton’s Laws and principles of aerodynamics to destroy a target. This lively activity is inspired by the Sea Cat missiles on board HMS Cavalier. Nothing beats the satisfying sound of a direct hit!

Full Speed Ahead: Ship Building Challenge

Stimulated by the National Maritime Museum model collection, teams of students compete to construct and test prototype hull shapes and propulsion systems against their peers. Facing the challenge of the tow tank wind and wave machine, students realise what a difference the knowledge of naval architecture makes to the performance of a ship.

Pastoral visits

For those groups looking for a less curriculum-focused day out, The Historic Dockyard offers the perfect place for a group of any size as we can easily accommodate even whole Secondary year groups. The site has a wide variety of galleries and attractions, with experiences to appeal to all members of a cohort.

Prices

Prices based on a  group of 30 pupils

Activity Price
Single Session £60.00
Whole Day(Three sessions for the price of two)

*3 for 2 offer applies to 3 activities on the same day for the same group of 30 pupils

 

£120.00*
 Prices correct at the time of publication (May 2016)

Crash Out on Cavalier

Education and Youth groups (Classes of up to 35 students plus staff) can take part in a unique overnight stay experience on board the Royal Navy’s last operational Second World War Destroyer HMS Cavalier with guided instruction by the Sea Cadets and then enjoy breakfast in one of our on-site restaurants. The sleepover experience can be enhanced with ‘Fish and Ships’ on board and with a full day of activities on the day before or after a night afloat.