The RMS Titanic was the world’s largest passenger ship measuring 269 metres in length and the largest man-made moving object on Earth. It sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15th April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage to New York City. Tragically two thirds of the passengers on the Titanic died.
To commemorate the centenary of its’ sinking I set up a Titanic themed week in the library. Students could view an exhibition, take part in a quiz and first year students took part in a mock trial thanks to the help of English teachers Ms O’Sullivan and Mr. Hartigan.
“Many brave things were done that night but none more brave than by those few men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea…the music they played serving alike as their own immortal requiem and their right to be recorded on the rulls of undying fame.”
Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivor