Year 6 were lucky enough to be one of the first classes in Rochdale to visit the Dippy exhibition at Number One Riverside and Touchstones.

the children were able to take public transport and learn how to find and follow the correct bus routes throughout the local area, as well as how to travel safely.

we spent time looking at the cast of the remains of Dippy, a diplodocus which had been on display in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum, London, since 1979.

Dippy’s 292 individual bones were discovered by railroad workers in 1898 in America.

we then had the opportunity to look further at a range of fossils and exhibits on biodiversity and climate change to see how our planet has changed from a time hundreds of millions of years before Dippy roamed the earth, to now.


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