On Thursday (28th November) Year six went on a WW2 trip to Beaumanor Hall. We travelled there by coach which took approximately 1 hour-it was in Leicestershire. We did loads of exciting activities while we were there. (All groups did things at different times so this isn’t in order).
We went into a WW2 school: we made identity cards, Christmas postcards and we made a spinning top as a Christmas present for someone we lived with.
Next, we were lead into an underground air raid shelter, where we listened to a recording of bombs dropping and sirens going off. It was an immersive experience, because it was designed to feel realistic. It was scary and also a bit exciting because we’ve never heard this before!
After that, we walked over to the listening station. From the outside it looked like it was a cottage with normal doors and windows. However, when we looked inside, there was desks with radios, headphones and code sheets to help us work out the messages.
Overall, I think we all had a great time. It was really fun having this experience and we learnt a lot in the process. Thanks to the year six teachers for taking the time to plan this trip.
By Mia (Magnolias) and Wilson (Willows).