History comes alive at Warwick Academy
Our Year 6 and Year 7 students had a fantastic living history lesson over the Easter holidays.
They had the trip of a lifetime as they headed off to Washington, DC, Williamsburg and Jamestown.
The first stop along the way was to the National Zoo where they were treated to a first-class facility and one of the highlights of the zoo are always the giant pandas. What a wonderful way to learn about animals and their habitats first hand.
A guided tour of Jamestown Settlement was the next on the agenda.
The history between Bermuda and Jamestown is long and very interesting and it was an exciting opportunity for the students to see how interconnected we are with the Settlement. You can learn all this in books and on the internet, but walking around the historic town where they have everything built, dressed and staged as things were back in the early settlers time, really made history come alive. No trip would be complete without a trip to historic Williamsburg and the Governor's Palace and then off on bicycles around the Yorktown Battlefield. The final leg saw the students explore Washington, DC itself, visiting all the monuments, a visit to the White House and then the world-class Smithsonian Museums. An amazing time was had by all, creating memories that will last a lifetime.