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“Don’t panic Mr Harrison!”

Posted on: 11 Feb 2016 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 6

“Don’t panic Mr Harrison!”

Having felt that the 11+ exams could be somewhat of a battlefield, it was apt that that Year 6 enjoyed a trip to Henley Fort to learn more about how England prepared its defences during World War II.

During the day they relived the roles of Home Guards and Air Raid Wardens, taking part in exercises such as camouflage, drill, I.D checks and road blocks.

They also learned and experienced what would happen in an air raid and were intrigued by what items they would have to take with them into the shelter.  A real highlight was learning how to extinguish an authentic fire but there was no need to panic as it was not the real thing and the children were very sensible.   

The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip for both its practical opportunities and its value as a springboard to their new history topic on post war life.

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