Grace Horsley Darling
Maple class have been learning about the heroic deeds of Grace Horsley Darling (1815-42) and how she risked her life to rescue nine people from certain death in a terrible storm. Her heroism earned her the first RNLI Medal for Gallantry awarded to a woman. RNLI, founded in 1824, Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea.
Maple class visited the Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh, Northumberland to learn more about Grace's life in the lighthouse, the events of the rescue and her subsequent fame. We looked at artefacts, enjoyed dressing up and acting out the rescue and visited St Aidans churchyard to look at the Grace Darling Memorial.
Maple Class were highly praised by the staff at the museum for being so well behaved and polite throughout the day. Well done!