Today, 6F visited the Stockport Air Raid Shelters & Museum for a special day linked to their topic work for this half term – World War II. In class, the children have been reading ‘Friend Or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo (linked to WWII) as well as researching and learning all about the war during their History work in the afternoons.
So, to make the day a little more fun, the children dressed up and got into the role of an Evacuee child. In the morning, they met the local ARP – Air Raid Precaution office and the nurse. The children were split into groups and given separate tours of the shelters learning lots of fascinating facts – there was even a black out!
After lunch, the children viewed different parts of the museum, first listening to the experts about how day to day life was in the 1940s during the war and then afterwards getting to explore and experience the different items themselves. Curiously, the boys were in their elements trying on the girls’ frocks : ) much to the girls’ amusement. They also got to practice making rag rugs, wearing gas masks, donning heavy helmets and even force drying clothes using a mangle!
All in all, a very entertaining and educational day out, well done 6F!