Emmaville Primary School

Year 5 & 6 Visit to the Baltic and Quayside

8th February 2018

Years 5 & 6 headed down to the Baltic Gallery and Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside for a day of history education.  First, we had a wander around the gallery rooms of the Baltic and completed a fun bridge-building challenge.  Then we were treated to a very interesting and enlightening walk around the bridges by one of four volunteer tour guides, who seemed to know everything about the local area.  The children listened carefully and asked lots of great questions to find out so many gems of knowledge: did you know that the Millennium Bridge is so finely balanced that it only takes £3:00 of electricity to tilt it? Or that during Victorian times, the slums of the Gateshead embankment had only two toilets that serviced over 2000 people?