Trip to the Nothe Fort
Today, Year 6 travelled back in time to 1939 where they experienced what it would be like living as an evacuee during World War Two. They certainly looked the part, donning caps, labels and gas mask boxes!
We began up on the ramparts where we learnt about the anti-aircraft guns. It was fascinating learning about how many people it would take to operate just one of them!
We then had the opportunity to split into smaller groups and learn about:
- Rationing in the shop
- Laundering clothes in the household
- Strict schooling in the ‘victorianesque’ classroom
- air-raid shelters and fire safety outdoors
It has been a blast today. It was my first day back after paternity leave and, I must say, the evacuees were incredible! They listened carefully, learnt lots and represented Southill School admirably.
Below are some pictures from the trip. Feel free to take a look and leave a comment.