If you want a children’s learning adventure, few places in London are better to go than Greenwich. Home to the famous Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum, it is the perfect place to go to discover Britain’s historic seafaring heritage.
This won’t just be about the size of the ships, what they were like or the places they sailed to, even though all this is fascinating. There will also be a chance to learn about the sailors themselves through the medium of sea shanties in our Songs of the Sea activity day.
Ranging from funny to sad and rude, these rollicking songs tell the story of men and women who sailed the seven seas in days gone by. The activities at the museum will include choosing a shanty to learn and perform.
This will be followed by a picnic in Greenwich Park and the chance to dance the sailors’ hornpipe.
Greenwich Park is also bursting with things to do and see, and it is home to the Prime Meridian, from which the world’s time and latitude is measured, a vital factor in planning nautical journeys. Would you like to stand with one foot in the Eastern Hemisphere and the other foot in the Western Hemisphere?
A trip to Greenwich gives children lots to sing about!