As part of this term’s geography topic, Weather Around the World, Year 4 visited Bourne Market to draw comparisons with markets in Kenya.
The children were excited to see the different stalls. They had prepared questions and eagerly quizzed traders about life on the market.
Traders were more than happy to take time out of their busy day to answer questions, and share their experiences with the children; describing their typical routines and talking about their products.
Members of the public were intrigued as to what we were doing, and many stopped to talk to teachers and children. They too were eager to share their experiences of Bourne Market and describe how the market place has changed over time.
Whilst in the market place, a visit to our local library was too good an opportunity to miss. We were warmly welcomed by staff who talked to the children about what the library service in Bourne had to offer.
Once back in school the children followed up their visit by looking at some video clips of a Kenyan market and drawing comparisons with what they had seen earlier in the day. They discussed reasons for these differences.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their experience. We owe the traders, library service and of course the local people in Bourne a huge thank-you for making our visit so worthwhile.