Immersed in History and Inspired by Dracula: Year 7 Students Explore Whitby Abbey
A group of students from Year 7 were thrilled to have the opportunity to visit Whitby and explore the ruins of the Abbey as part of their history lessons. The trip provided them with a chance to immerse themselves in the historical context of the Abbey and learn about its significance.
Upon arrival, the students embarked on a tour of the Abbey grounds, where they could witness the impressive architecture and the remnants of the ancient structure. They learned about the Abbey's history, its role in the local community, and its significance in the broader historical context.
Inside the museum, the students had the chance to explore various displays and exhibits related to the Abbey's history. They observed artifacts, informative panels, and interactive elements that brought the past to life. This experience deepened their understanding of the Abbey and its cultural importance.
Following a picnic lunch in the Abbey grounds the students completed a creative writing task. It was this landscape that had inspired Bram Stoker to write the novel, Dracula.
Before heading back home, the students were given some time to explore Whitby's town centre. This gave them the opportunity to take in the coastal views and enjoy an ice cream by the harbour.
The visit to Whitby and the Abbey was arranged by Dr Price and provided the Year 7 students with a rich and immersive learning experience. They gained historical knowledge, honed their creative writing skills, and had the chance to enjoy the beauty of Whitby and its fascinating connection to Bram Stoker's Dracula.