Year 6 Experience Coventry in the Blitz
Year 6 visited the Transport Museum and the Herbert Museum in Coventry to take part in an evacuee experience and learn about Coventry in the Blitz.
The pupils (along with Ms Gardner and Miss Knight-Adams) dressed up in clothes typical of the 1940s and brought a rationed World War 2 style packed lunch. The staff at the museum commented on the pupils' excellent manners as well as their enthusiasm. Miss Knight-Adams was proud of the girls' eagerness to take part in the activities and impressed with their knowledge of their learning about World War 2.
The group finished off their visit and topic by visiting the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.
Jasmine: "We went down a flight of stairs and came to a huge cellar (as we know it now) but in WW2 it was a public shelter and before that it was the cellar of a medieval merchant. The public shelter was over 600 years old."
Antonia: "I got to translate some German words and role play a man in the Dad’s army. My favourite part of the trip was seeing the cathedral."
Daisy: "The Blitz experience was my favourite part as it was very realistic and frightening. For my lunch I had homemade sausage rolls (made with potato pastry), gingerbread, a green apple and a Fry’s chocolate bar."
Georgia: "I was chosen as an ARP warden and I got to do lots of things like wear a gas mask, shout at people to close their blackout windows and deafen everyone with an air raid siren."
Miss Knight-Adams and Year 6