Keeping Well On Board

Children from Wansdyke Primary School interviewed volunteer Tour Guide, Brian Aston, and found out about how passengers kept well on board the ss Great Britain.

They asked:

  • How did people keep fit on the ship? (0:40 – 1:43)
  • What would happen if someone became ill? Did they pay for medical care? (1:43 – 1:58)
  • How were babies cared for? (1:58 – 2:14)
  • What would happen if someone died on board? (2:14 – 3:06)


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!