Year 3 Trip to The Mo Museum:
Year 3 had a very informative morning on Tuesday with our walk over Beeston Bump and subsequent trip to the Sheringham ‘Mo’ Museum. With a somewhat drizzly beginning, the sun broke through just as we approached the bump which meant that we were able to survey the surrounding land and pick out some key human and physical features. We also kept a close eye out for any interesting wildlife and the children were fascinated by the antics of a kestrel hovering over the bump in search of its next meal. As we followed the promenade into Sheringham, the children witnessed the full physical force of the waves in action, with us having to stay as close to the beach huts as possible to avoid getting a soaking!
Once at the museum the heavens opened, so we quickly found refuge in the museum’s viewing room where we could continue to observe the sea from a safe, dry spot. We were treated to a wonderful morning discovering information about Sheringham’s growth and development as well as some fascinating stories about local people, with a traditional wash day demonstration by ‘Mrs Pegg’ being a highlight.
We were lucky enough to have most of the museum to ourselves so the children had an excellent opportunity to explore the exhibits independently. An excellent morning was topped off by a surprise minibus ride home, with Mr Cole coming to our rescue to collect us from the museum. I wonder if your children can explain to you what key factor turned Sheringham from a small fishing settlement to the town it is today?