Museum trip aids lessons about the war

Wilson's Endowned C.E School.
Wilson's Endowned C.E School.

Children at Wilson’s Endowed CE School, Over Kellet, visited Manchester’s Imperial War Museum recently as part of a whole school project on World War 2.

The visit was timed to be close to Remembrance Day to help the pupils to have a deeper understanding of historical events, as well as their significance in the world today.

The school’s younger pupils enjoyed puppet workshops learning about Frank and Flossie’s evacuation from Salford, while Year 5 and 6 children had the opportunity to learn about wartime Britain through handling a wide range of different artefacts.

A special remembrance service was also held in school recently with a guest speaker from the Salvation Army, Major Angela Tucker.

The World War 2 project finished with a special VE Day party in school.

Headteacher Jo Williams said: “The visit to the Imperial War Museum North certainly deepened the children’s understanding of World War 2.

“The pupils were engrossed by the different interactive exhibitions and the workshops gave them a rich hands on learning experience.”

Pupil Alessia Giudici, aged six, said: “It was fantastic and I learned so much because we saw lots of things from World War 2.”