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Year 7 Students Recall Their Trip to The Natural History Museum

17 March 2016

Year 7 students last week went to the Natural History Museum in Shanghai last week. We hear from two students on how the day went.

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Last Thursday, ourselves and our fellow Year 7 students went on a school trip to the Natural History Museum in Shanghai. At the start of the day, everybody was raring to go and excited about what they might see. We got on the buses and had a fight for the backseat as usual but once that was sorted out, we were on our way.

When we arrived, we were greeted by a blast of icy wind but also with the view of some very beautiful cherry blossom trees and in front of a well-polished, modern and beautiful building.

As soon as we stepped inside we were in awe of the colossal dinosaur skeletons, towering above everything else. We started on the top floor which had exhibits containing vast amounts of information about the start of our planet and the Big Bang. It also featured replica telescopes and measuring devices.

After that, we made our way down a floor and saw some incredible life size models of great and extraordinary animals of which some are extinct and some still survive to this day.

Whilst on this floor, we were also able to complete many of the animals in our treasure hunt. It was complicated and annoying when we didn't find what we needed but nevertheless we kept trying and in the end we found our way around it (which to us seemed incredible seeing as we do not have patience!).

On the next floor we came across some very odd looking skeletons which after some searching, we realised that they were actually skeletons of extinct animals which once roamed China. These extinct beasts took our breath away and made us realize what a diverse place this world has always been and always will be. We could not believe that these animals once were alive and lived right where the streets and buildings we have built lay.

At lunch, we were all starving and devoured our food after building up a huge appetite after seeing these incredible creatures in this mind blowing museum.

Overall we loved our day at the museum and wish we could go again.

We strongly recommend a visit for all to go to this wonderful place

Xanthe and Carolina (7U and 7B)