Children raise Titanic’s awareness with project

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IT may never be raised from the sea bed, but a project by young schoolchildren has helped raise awareness of the world’s most infamous ocean liner.

Youngsters at Mount Pleasant Junior School in Market Weighton have submerged themselves into a topic looking at Titanic, the ship that sank in the Atlantic on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York almost 100 years ago.

The year 6 pupils have studied the passengers, the different classes, and the fateful evening in 1912 when the liner hit an iceberg and sank less than three hours later with the loss of 1,500 lives.

Year 6 teacher Kay Kelly said: “We have looked at floating and sinking and have written from the perspective of the many characters.

“Mrs Johnson from Taste Of History spent the afternoon in school cooking food that would have been eaten in first class and told us more information about Titanic.

“We all tried the food from caviar to cream scones and pea soup. Some recipes we enjoyed more than others but we had a real insight into food on board Titanic and had fun dressing up in clothes of the period.”