Pupils Meet Oceanographer Who Discovered Titanic

During a recent school trip, J5 pupils were lucky to meet Dr Ballard, the Oceanographer who discovered the sunken Titanic.

Before the Easter break on Thursday 30 March, Lomond Junior School pupils in J5 embarked on an incredible voyage: to visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast.

Submerging themselves into the incredible story of the ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912, they received a guided tour of the galleries and enjoyed a workshop about how ships used to communicate.

The class were fortunate enough to be at the museum at the exact same time as the man who famously discovered RMS Titanic back in 1985, Dr Robert Ballard. While looking down through the glass floor at the new exhibition, Dr Ballard kindly shared anecdotes with the children about his search for the Titanic and how he operated a submersible robot – which he created – through the grand staircase at a depth of 12,600 feet!

Photos courtesy of Titanic Belfast.