Food on Board

Children from Wansdyke Primary School interviewed volunteer Tour Guide, David Slade, and found out what food was like on board the ss Great Britain for the passengers.

They asked:

  • What can you tell us about a typical meal on board the ss Great Britain? (0:20 – 0:53)
  • Did all passengers have the same meals? (0:53– 2:11)
  • How did they keep the food fresh? (2:11 – 3:01)
  • What special meals did they have? (3:01 – 3:40)

Over three days in February and March 2016, this film was planned, filmed and edited by children from Wansdyke Primary School in Bristol with guidance from staff from the ss Great Britain Trust and professional filmmakers from Chocolate Films.

During the project, pupils learnt the basics of film making and practised their team working, speaking and listening skills. The children worked in groups to come up with questions for ss Great Britain Trust staff and volunteers and filmed their interviews on location at Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

You can see all six films on our YouTube channel. We hope you enjoy their films as much as we did!

What’s For Dinner? 
Use the bill of fare from a Victorian voyage on the SS Great Britain to plan a meal (download and print)