A damp January morning might not be everyone’s choice of day to take a trip to the seaside, but on Wednesday 10 January Crescent’s Class I did just that, sauntering through holidays past and present, with a little help from the Freshwater Theatre Company.

The class has been studying seaside holidays using the topic to develop their knowledge of the past and to appreciate the differences in the present. Freshwater Theatre came into school to bring their studies to life as part of a dedicated history day. They ran a drama workshop giving the children a memorable and engaging trip through seaside holidays from 1910 through to the modern day. The children explored how holidays and pastimes have changed over the past century in a lively session packed full of holiday fun.

The drama activity was enjoyed by Class I and Class II (Class II explored the seaside last year and the workshop offered them an enjoyable refresher).

The workshop looked at the differences in countries visited, transport, clothing, entertainment, food eaten, sun protection, how memories were recorded and changes in attitudes.

During the day the children also explored seaside music, created sand art projects, studied and sorted seaside pictures and wrote comparative articles. The special day was finished off with a very enjoyable traditional Punch and Judy show and an ice cream.

Class I teacher, Mrs Emery, said, “The children really enjoyed the day, they had a lot of fun while learning lots about seaside holidays. They developed their historical skills, their knowledge of the changes that have happened during the last century and they were all able to share lots of new information they had learned from the day.”

It clearly was a super salty, splashy, sandy, seaside History day.