Year 5 team: Miss Woskett, Mrs Shackleton and Mrs Yeatman
As part of our World War II topic, we went to the STEAM Museum in Swindon. Everyone dressed in 1940's style, even the teachers!
Our tour guide Roy, who was a child during the war, took us to each workshop. The first activity was about how the trains were used during the war. After that, we experienced a real World War II train the Caerphilly Castle, we sat on top of the water tanks where the coal would have been. It was a bit of a tight squeeze and very high up, here we learnt about what happened during air raids.
Afterwards, we were able to ask Roy and Peter about their life experiences during the war. My favourite one was 'when the bomb went off my neighbour's potatoes were blown out of his allotment, people got their ladders and started getting them out of the gutters.'
After a rationed lunch, we were evacuated, we said goodbye to our parents and set off on our journey. We tried to get a fine lady, a station master and a vicar to billet us.
During the last session there was an air raid attack by Hitler and the Jerrys. We rushed into a shelter, where our ARW counted us in, it was devastating and felt as if we were going to be a direct hit.
What an amazing experience we had of WWII.