Maria Fowler Harwich Essex UK
120 school children visit Historic Harwich

120 school children visit Historic Harwich

‘120 school children visit Historic Harwich.’

If your science project is on how things worked before there was electricity and your English lesson is reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch then where better to visit to bring it all to life than Historic Harwich?

That is certainly the view of Darlinghurst Primary School in Leigh on Sea who brought 120 of its students to Harwich over two days.

The three places that were of particular interest for the students were the High Lighthouse, the Maritime Museum and the Treadwheel Crane and the Harwich Society was delighted to open up all three visitor attractions to show the children around.

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “With two 200 year old lighthouses and a 350 year old wheel crane on Harwich Green we have been able to give Darlinghurst Primary School a real insight into how things were done before electricity. They were fascinated and our volunteers loved passing on their knowledge to such enthusiastic children.”

The young visitors were welcomed to the town by Harwich’s Town Crier, James Cole, before seeing for themselves how things were done in previous centuries.

Mr Eglinton, a year 3 teacher at Darlinghurst Primary School, says,

“We received a wonderfully warm welcome. Everyone has been very kind and extremely informative. We have learned amazing facts and gained incredible knowledge. We will be going away with very warm memories of Harwich and our students are looking forward to writing about it back at school.”

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