Drawing of our
4, St Augustine's, Darlington visit Seaham Harbour
Seaham is a really fun place and we think you would like it there.....
The Coastal Studies Centre was decorated with shells and pictures.
Here we learned about the history of Seaham.
At Seaham we learned about the fishing boats. They are stored in the harbour along with nets, fishing basketsand the life ring. You steer the boat with a stick which looks like a joy stick. There was a wave screen in the harbour to calm the waves down, so the waves are calmer the nearer to the harbour than at sea. It is easier for the ships, carrying their cargo to load and unload.
There was a lot of machinery in Seaham Harbour, loading and unloading rock such as coal and granite in ships. The machinery was mostly big cranes and ships.
We learned that imports was when ships from other countries brought cargo in to Seaham and exports was when cargo was brought out of Seaham.
We walked down Church Street
Back in the classroom
A picture of our model of the harbour at Seaham.
We traced an aerial photograph of Seaham Harbour on to acetate and then put it on the overhead projector. Then we shined onto the wall to make it large and traced it on a big sheet of card to show where the harbour walls were. Afterwards we got different shades of blue tissue paper and crumpled them up as the sea. We started to sieve sand where the beaches would be at Seaham Harbour. We made a lighthouse out of a washing up liquid bottle, and put a ciurcut inside it. You can see the diagram of the lighthouse.
Page Design by the children of Year 4, St. Augustine's, Darlington - October 1998
Interpretation by Dalton Internet