Pupils from St Francis Primary School undertook a Titanic task last week when they mapped out the outline of the great ship in Lurgan Park.
As part of their project involving the doomed liner all four Year 7 classes visited the park to transfer the measurements of the ship onto the main green area in the centre of the park with the children standing along its perimeter. P7 teacher Mr Marty Lavery used a set of high steps and a loud hailer to help the children to get into position before the precise shape of the ship was assumed.
Jiya Gigi found herself standing at the first funnel while Pearse Scullion was at the precise point where the ship broke into two.
The children were amazed at its sheer size and even more at the fact that it would be considered ‘small’ compared to the huge ships sailing the seas today. Passers-by in the park were curious as to what the children were doing and were themselves agog at the size of the famous ship.
To emphasise the scale of the ship Mr Lavery superimposed the Titanic on a photograph of Lurgan showing how it would stretch from Church Place to Julie’s Kitchen.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their outdoor learning despite the weather.