Pupils will find out what life was like for children their age during World War Two by handling objects, documents and information from the time.
Through investigating in small groups, pupils are challenged to look at, feel and try out objects to determine what it is made of, what it does/did and why it was needed as part of everyday life during the war. Having become experts, they will then have to find a way to explain this to the rest of the class.
Down in our air raid shelter pupils will get the opportunity to explore, discover and discuss how time would have been spent during air raids and imagine the combination of fear and boredom involved. We also offer a very exciting chance to talk to a volunteer who was a child during the war, so make sure you come with lots of questions. If it is not possible to secure a relevant volunteer for the reminiscence part, we will run a rationing challenge activity in its place.
The air raid shelter is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Duration: 60 minutes
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils
Topics: History, English