To introduce our Design Technology topic ‘Model Lighthouses’, Year 2 visited St Mary’s Lighthouse to explore the features of a lighthouse and to find out why they are so important. It was very interesting to learn about the history of St Mary’s Lighthouse as well as listen to stories about local shipwrecks that happened over the last 150 years. Did you know that you can actually see a shipwreck popping out of the waves on Whitley Bay beach?

We were even lucky enough to climb up the spiral staircase to the very top of the lighthouse to see the lantern room. Some of us were a little nervous but we overcame our fears and encouraged each other brilliantly!

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