R10 Visit – ‘Fakes and Forgeries’ at The Royal Mint
On Tuesday, 14th January the R10s had a fantastic day at The Royal Mint. To begin the day, R10 became investigators and learnt how to use lots of different techniques to gather evidence to decide whether a coin was a forgery or real – all of the children were keen to catch the culprits! After lunch, the children were then taken on an extremely interesting tour of The Royal Mint factory where they saw coins from lots of countries being made, even from places as far afield as Thailand. The day culminated in each of the children minting their own coin to take home as a keepsake. One of the most interesting parts of the day was learning that at The Royal Mint there is a small plot of land owned by the Treasury which stored £100 million pounds worth of coins! Sadly, our bags were too small to ‘borrow’ any.
Each of the pupils was a delight to take on the trip and we had many Royal Mint staff compliment their behaviour – well done, R10. A big thank you to Miss Nirenberg, Mrs Denman and Miss Sheehy for their support on the trip too.
14 January 2020
Junior School News