After just four years in operation, Titanic Belfast has welcomed it's 100,000th pupil - Megan Doherty from Macosquin Primary School!
The Macosquin Primary School pupils were surprised by staff and enjoyed celebrations, including a party in SS Nomadic's engine room complete with cake and balloons, before taking part in a ‘Get the Message
’ workshop, which allows pupils to explore and experiment with different methods of communication, including those used on Titanic herself!
Siobhán McCartney, our Learning and Outreach Manger, commented, “At Titanic Belfast we are passionate about sharing our enthusiasm for RMS Titanic, Belfast and its maritime, industrial and social history – to have shared this with over 100,000 students in such a short space of time is a real honour! Titanic’s story resonates with people of all ages but especially children and we are very proud to be able to build on this in a fun and creative way outside the classroom.”
The milestone marks continued success for our learning offering
at Titanic Belfast, which earlier this year joined 350 heritage education providers, including leading historic houses, museums, galleries, such as Hampton Court Palace, Brunel’s SS Great Britain and Edinburgh Castle, in recieving the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2015
The judges described Titanic Belfast as “an assault on the senses and emotions that leaves pupils with a rewarding appreciation and respect for our oceans and an excitement for future exploration and research, borne out of the interactive displays. The highlighting of the domestic and industrial life of Belfast with the emphasis on the engineering skills of the early 20th century in the City, makes a telling contrast to the sad story of The Titanic, poignantly, in the place she was conceived and created.”
The Learning Programme at Titanic Belfast now offers a total of eight workshops and two guided tours
covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from maritime communication, marine science and exploration to 5 star customer service and is supported by the Survitec Group, a leading manufacturer of marine, defense and aerospace survival technology. Find out more at www.titanicbelfast.com/learning