On the 21st and the 30th of November, year six visited the Imperial War Museum in London to find out more about World War Two.
First, everyone came to school as normal on their trip day (Mars had their trip on the 21st while Jupiter and Venus had theirs on the 30th). After the register, the classes set off for Leagrave Train Station. At around 9:30, the train came. Stepping on (while minding the gap between the train and the platform) we immediately started chatting about the museum. At 11 o’clock the train stopped at Farringdon in London. Many breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that the journey was over for now. However, we only disembarked to change trains. Fifteen minutes later, the train FINALLY arrived at Elephant and Castle so we could walk to the Imperial War Museum.
Looking inside the exhibitions themselves, we were fascinated! Daimlers, Spitfires and gas masks that filled the halls intrigued us while a model of a 1940s house showed us how an ordinary family would live their lives during the Second World War.
All too soon, it was time for lunch. After devouring our meals in two minutes flat, we had the chance to handle authentic World War II artefacts! A little while later, we visited a gallery and an exhibition about the Special Operations Executive (the SOE) and MI6. Eventually it was time to go back to school by train. When we arrived back at school, it was four-thirty. Finally, everybody went home. The whole of Year Six had a smashing time and are looking forward to more trips in the future.
Can I please say a massive thank you to all the teachers and teaching assistants for organising and helping out on the trip.
Written by Rashida Hussain, Mars Class