Year 5 Tank Museum trip

Date: 22nd November 2018

By: Admin St James

Category: Community, History, Outdoor learning, School trip, Year 5

Last Thursday, Year 5 went on a trip to Bovington Tank Museum as part of their World War 1 learning.  The day was filled with excitement and the children were able to take part in lots of hand on experiences.

They all experienced the life of a soldier from signing up, travelling to the front line and fighting in the trenches.  The children were in awe of the realistic trenches and some found it emotional to think of all the names we have learnt about who lost their lives in situations such as these.

The children were lucky enough to sit inside a Mark 4 tank, which was over 100 years old.  They also discovered how to identify the gender of tanks!  Ask them how!   There were 330 tanks within the tank museum and the children had to opportunity to see every single one!

Throughout the day, the children were excellent ambassadors for our Academy and were respectful to all they met, including the kind volunteers who led our workshops.  The children asked thoughtful questions and were inspired by the stories of so many inspirational men and women.

We would like to say a special thank you to all our parent helpers, who were fantastic!

Mrs Dobson and Miss Martin



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