In November Grade Four went on a fascinating trip to the Emigration Museum in Gdynia. Despite the distance we had to travel to get there it was nothing quite like the travel that people went through in the past. We learnt about the people who travelled to America and other places in the world on the Trans-Atlantic liners. It must have been horrible to be travelling in the third class. We read that up to 100 people could be crammed in one room and that when they became sea sick it was indeed a ghastly place to be. It makes Economy Class travel on an aeroplane sound like a dream! But boy oh boy it must have been exciting to reach Ellis Island and New York. Also we learned that the world has become a much smaller place since those times and immigrating is a lot easier now than it was back then. Definitely a trip worth while and a recommended musuem for those interested in Polish history.
Dane Gerber (19.11.2017)