Year 2 visited the The Wilson Museum in Cheltenham to learn about the Cheltenham-born explorer, Dr Edward Wilson. The children heard stories of his childhood and found out what sort of man he became and why. They then got the opportunity to explore his Antarctic equipment and sketch some animals just like he would have in the 1900s. Edward Wilson lived during Victorian times, so the children tried on Victorian clothes and played with Victorian toys. We are very proud of our local hero and all the things he achieved.
The boys and girls were very keen to share the interesting facst that they had learned: Tobias found out that Dr Edward Wilson discovered the Emperor Penguin; Ollie discovered that the Norwegians beat Wilson and Scott to the South Pole; and Jocasta was pleased to hear that Edward Wilson was born very close to our school!