This week we have finding out lots of information about the SS Mendi and the story of its tragic sinking. Initially, we all had our own thoughts and ideas about what may have caused the ship to sink and were very surprised and saddened to discover the true story surrounding its tragedy.
In order to gather this information and find out more details, we took part in an information run. We were given a list of questions to find the answers for and had to travel around the classroom and outside to read the different information cards and match up the question and answer.
We are currently creating fact files detailing the story of the Mendi and have discussed the reasons behind why this ship may not have been remembered. Later in the term we will begin to explore what we could do to commemorate those on board and ensure that the SS Mendi will no longer be forgotten.