Literacy Activities

Try these creative writing activities to become a diarist, journalist, poet or even a Captain!

Boarding Card

To travel on the SS Great Britain passengers needed a ticket. Imagine you could travel on the ship, fill in a boarding card, where would you go and why?

Diary Entry (Passenger)

Imagine you’ve stowed away on the ship, what would you write?

Diary Entry (Rat)

We know the ship carried lots and lots of rats, imagine you’re a rat, what would you write?

Glossary of Nautical Terms

Discover the meaning of key nautical words.

Label parts of a ship

Label the important parts of the SS Great Britain.

Ship’s Log

Fill in a page in the ship’s log for a journey on the SS Great Britain. What are the conditions like for your voyage?

Travel on the SS Great Britain!

Could you pursaude people to travel on the SS Great Britain? Get creative and design a new ship’s poster.

Write a Poem

Write your own poem about the SS Great Britain

Write for the Great Britain Times

Become a journalist and write for the Great Britain Times.

Writing Letters

Imagine you’re travelling on the SS Great Britain. What would you write in a letter to your family or friends?