What a glorious field trip! The weather was perfect and everyone had an amazing time! A great beginning to our last week of school.
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Thank you to our anonymous donor for the wonderful field trip!
What a fantastic field trip to Burnaby Village Museum! A huge thank-you to Mrs. Nair for joining us.
Seaforth School 1922
(Desks with inkwells, wood stove to heat the room and desks in different sizes.)
King George V and Queen Mary
Wood stove to heat the schoolhouse.
Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene
(Tree would have been decorated by the students. The students would have presented a play to the town based on the Nativity.)
Schoolmaster checking to see if the students have clean hands and nails.
Grade 2 and Grade 3 Spelling Words
Grade 3 Reading Questions
Wagner’s Blacksmith Shop 1925
The Burnaby Post Print Shop
Inking the press.
Royal Bank 1921
Jesse Love Farmhouse 1893
Wood Stove to heat the Dining Room
Wood Stove for Cooking
Elworth Home 1922
Butter Churn and Washing Bucket
Burnaby Lake General Store 1920
Bell’s Dry Goods
Tom Irvine’s House 1911
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee Chinese Herbalist
We went to the #17 Fire Hall for a field trip to support our learning of Community in Social Studies. What an amazing field trip. The students asked really good questions and behaved so well. I was really proud of them. Please enjoy the photos and videos below. (Sorry I don’t have better photos- it was really dark inside the fire hall).
Firefighter Tyler is explaining the patch on his uniform that identifies him as a Vancouver Fire Fighter.
Mr. Smith slid down the fire pole- Just kidding!
Please click on the link above to see a video of a firefighter sliding down the pole. (Sorry this video is sideways!) They use a fire pole instead of stairs to get to the fire truck fast.
Firefighter Mark is asking the students what kinds of jobs a firefighter does. Some of the jobs include: fighting fires, checking community buildings to ensure they are safe, and helping other community helpers like police and paramedics.
This fire hall has 3 fire trucks.
Fire truck #17 belongs to Fire Hall #17.
Firefighters Mark and Tyler are listening to an announcement. While we were there the firefighters got called to an emergency. This was very exciting! We got to see all the firefighters rush to change their clothes and jump into the fire truck to take off to the emergency. Luckily it was a false alarm and they returned to the fire hall to continue our tour.
This is their fire hall mascot.
This is a picture of the inside of the fire hall with two of the trucks gone on the emergency call. You can see some equipment hanging in the back and lots of pants and shoes left on the floor from the firefighters quickly changing their clothes.
This firefighter explained the equipment he has to wear to protect himself when he goes to fight fires. Some of the equipment includes a heavy jacket, pants, helmet, boots, gloves, oxygen tank as well as a toque to protect his ears from being burned.
The driver’s seat of the fire truck.
This is a Vancouver Valve. It was designed in Vancouver. This valve is special. It is only used during earthquakes. The valve attaches to a water pipe and is able to direct a large flow of water- more than normally used during a fire. The Vancouver Valve is also able to take water directly from the ocean in the case of an emergency. The valve can direct enough water for 10 square blocks.
Firefighter Tyler showing us how firefighters climb onto the truck to access the ladder.
Some very happy students receiving a lot of gifts from the firefighters!
What a terrific field trip!
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