After a week of diligent study, our students had thoroughly earned a day off from lessons yesterday.
The students used their free day to go on an excursion to Southampton’s SeaCity museum and the City Art Gallery. As Southampton is one of England’s major ports, it was the perfect place for our students to dive into the country’s maritime history.
In the museum, students had the chance to see an interactive scale model of the Titanic – one of the most famous peacetime shipping disasters in British history.
Through recordings of testimony from survivors, the exhibition really puts visitors in the shoes of those aboard the ship the night it sunk. Needless to say, it was a big hit amongst LMH’s students. Others enjoyed the chance to take a look at the lives of those people who sailed away from Southampton in centuries past, and investigate Southampton’s almost symbiotic relationship with the sea.
Then it was time for a quick lunch and a chance to explore a little of Southampton before heading to the City Art Gallery. The gallery houses a wide variety of artworks, ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and film. With such a diverse array of artwork, there was something for all of our students to enjoy.
The cohort headed back to Lady Margaret’s for dinner, and afterwards some students amazed the staff by still having enough energy to start up football and basketball games. Those who were more tired sat down on the grass with some arts and crafts supplies for a more sedate end to the day.