Prep boys enjoy Beaulieu Motor Museum

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On Tuesday 24th May, the Prep school boys had a special reason to get out of bed bright and early – it was the day of our visit to the famous Beaulieu motor museum in Hampshire. The coach journey whizzed by and soon the boys spotted the New Forest ponies, picturesque thatched cottages and sparkling lake and entered the gates of the museum with excitement. It was a fabulously sunny day and the children set off in groups to complete the various activities organised for them. There was a fully interactive tour of the museum, complete with dressing up, and a monorail journey through the grounds, including Beaulieu House. All the boys loved the vintage car ride in ‘Gumdrop’ and were surprised at how fast it could go. As well as this, there was a Maths trail, a picnic lunch and a Knex car construction challenge to complete. It was brilliant to hear the many interesting questions the boys had, from why cars have moved on from steam to petrol power; why the first racing cars were painted British racing green, to how fast the first land speed records were; which all demonstrated their interest and enthusiasm for our STEAM topic. A fantastic and memorable day out for all.