At the end of May, a group of Years 6-7 students from the British International School Ukraine spent time in York, as a part of their educational curriculum.
The first day students spent exploring York and some of its history. They walked to the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the surrounding park and gardens. Students also visited the Jorvik Viking Centre where they witnessed archaeological excavations, took a trip through time on a ride through the Viking city and saw a 1200-year-old Viking skeleton.
The second day began at the York Dungeon, where students learned about what happened to criminals, traitors, witches and highwaymen in an entertaining and interactive way.
During their stay, they also had a river cruise and visited two diverse museums: York’s Castle Museum and the National Railway Museum, which celebrates York’s (and the world’s) railway heritage. Students were able to sit in rail carriages from different periods and saw famous trains. Some even enjoyed a simulated ride on a traditional steam train, the Mallard.
One of the highlights towards the end of the trip was a delicious trip to York’s Chocolate Story, to find out about the history of chocolate making in York and take part in the manufacturing process. This was particularly enjoyed by students (and staff)!
The trip to York was a great opportunity for the students to boost their awareness, self-confidence and English skills.