On the 16th and the 18th of October, the Year 8 students took a step back in time when they visited the Zuiderzee Museum. More than 200 students and staff headed off on a time traveling trip to visit the historical Dutch village. The group was split over 2 separate days and the weather was kind to us on both days. A ferry transported students across the water and into a time gone by. Zuiderzee is a museum made up of original Dutch buildings relocated from nearby areas to the banks of the Zuiderzee.
The museum gave the students a glimpse of the traditional dutch fishing villages which disappeared when seas became land. The museum had homes and businesses which allowed the students to wander around the ‘town’ and imagine what life was like for people of the past. The students wandered through the cobbled streets, past the bandstand and into the bustling town square with the church at the centre.
Some students were lucky enough to try their hand at rope making while others experienced the efforts which went into providing a simple evening meal. At lunch time, students played traditional games in the market square to see how young people occupied themselves in a time before Fortnite and Instagram. All in all, the trip was a massive success and it could not have been possible without many helping hands so a massive thank you goes out to Mr. Wood, Mrs. Bell and all the staff members who accompanied the students.