FR22 CMST The museum of port of Dunkerque30 avr. 2022
The excursion in the museum of port was a great moment to understand how the life in Dunkerque changed during period of time. The guide explained them the evolution of canals, fortification, and all changes in the construction of port in the past. Pupils learned about the architect who reconstructed the walls in the star shape, which was a great help to protect the city. Then pupils learned about the famous corsair Jean Bart, his life and his impact on the city. In next part they learned about the life of fishermen, and workers in docks and port. The evolution on work from manual, to use of modern machines and cranes, hydraulic systems to load the goods on boats. Pupils learned also about boat light houses which helped the sailors in the area, because there are dunes undersay. Pupils could take pictures and ask questions. Final part was to learn about social life of sailors and fishermen. They learned about the traditional carnival and its origin.
The excursion was a very good choice to complete the programme of Erasmus week. The guide spoke English so kids could practise the language too.