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Big Ben restoration - live lesson

Years 4 and 5 took part in a special live lesson about the restoration of Big Ben today. They learnt about the history of Big Ben through archive footage. A presenter interviewed a historian, an engineer, an electrician and a project manager to find out what has been happening on the restoration project of Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower over the last 5 years.

The lights of the clock will now be LEDs and colour changing for special events. The children were fascinated to discover that the belfry bell has a large crack in it from the old striking hammer and that each clock face has its own room!