Year 6 have been studying World War Two in history this term and have written some reports on a recent visit they had. Here are a selection of their comments which explain what they did and saw there.
Last Thursday, Year 6 went on a trip to the Imperial War Museum in North Manchester. “ (Isaac)
“The building was massive and the shape of it was inspired by the shards of a broken pot.” (Monty)
“ When you went inside, it felt strange like you were lost on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean.”(George)
“We stood next to a T-55 Russian tank before we went inside.”(Josh)
“ A man showed us some WW1 and 2 helmets and gas masks. “ (Noah)
“ I personally liked trying on the Mark VI hat best – it was called ‘the mushroom’.(Roman)
“ I found out that the hats we saw from WW1, weren’t even bullet proof!” (Zara)
“ We listened to an old-fashioned wireless broadcasting a speech by Winston Churchill.” (Imogen)
“There was a 1940’s living room where you could listen out for the air-raid siren and listen to the wireless” (Taylor)
“ We watched a video called War at Home which told us what they people at home had to do to support the soldiers.” (Charlie)
We were privileged to meet war veteran, David, who at 95 was still able to recall his memories of WW2.
“He was only 19 when he joined the RAF and he worked as the ground force crew so never shot a gun. He even had to do look-out duty on his birthday.”(Edward)
Mairead says “ …he had several medals and he told us the story of him being sent a chocolate cake on his 21st birthday. It was fascinating to meet someone who had been in the war and knows how it feels.”
“I thought it was nice that we got to see a picture of him in uniform when he was younger. He had lots of medals all different shapes and sizes and joked with us that they were from Marks and Spencer’s!” (Nellie)
Lilly-Ella wrote…” We went outside to see the beautiful, ceramic poppies which cascaded downwards. It took my breath away and was a tremendous feature”.
“ It was put there to mark the 100th year since WW1 ended.” (Kyle)
“ We saw an underwater mine, an English tank and a German car. It was a really good trip and I would like to come again with my parents and explore the main exhibitions a bit more.”(Rocco)