Here are our model lighthouses made on our recent visit to Souter Lighthouse and completed in school. The children created a switch which completes an electrical circuit and lights up the bulb so they can switch the light on and off. They decorated their model lighthouses to their own designs. So delighted with how they turned out, some of the Reception class paid us a visit and the children demonstrated how to work the switches.
At Souter, we learnt that lights were switched on and off for particular amounts of time and this became a code for seamen so they could identify the lighthouse from as far away as twenty miles. Souter lighthouse always shone a red light so it could be easily identified and was the first light to be lit using electricity in Great Britain.

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