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Titanic was the world's biggest cruise liner of the day. Luxurious and very stylish, she was built in Belfast's Harland and Wolff Shipyard. On her maiden voyage she hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,500 people. Eleven-year-old Lucie takes us on a tour of the shipyard today, with historical footage from the ship to the shipyard. We visit the drawing offices where Naval architect Thomas Andrews led his team of draughtsmen and engineers. Around 1,500 men worked at the shipyard, with 3,000 of them working on the Titanic.
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8 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

A good reporter needs to record the main facts about an event. Students can ecide on 'what, who, where, when, why' questions they would ask to find the most important parts of Lucie's Titanic story. When they have the answers they can write the story in their own words.