Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

Year 6 step back to 1941…

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On Tuesday this week, Year 6 travelled back in time to 1941 for a fantastic visit to the Time and Tide Museum.

Dressed as evacuees, we took part in four very interesting workshops at the museum in Great Yarmouth. We met an ARP warden, a housewife, a Home Guard soldier and a shopkeeper who helped us understand what life was like in the town during World War II. We learned how to make a ‘proddy rug’, shook a gas rattle, turned the handles of an air-raid siren, wore a gas mask, held an incendiary bomb, huddled under a Morrisson shelter, took part in Home Guard training exercises and even made carrot sandwiches! Well done, Year 6, for taking part with such enthusiasm!

Mr Peace and Miss Elgood

The children said:

Emma: I loved our trip and want to go there again!

Lydia: I loved every single bit of our experience!

Maxim: The best part of our trip was training with the fierce Home Guard soldier!

Sophie: The best thing was hiding under the Morrisson shelter…it was a great trip!

Izzy: The best part was seeing the different bombs that were dropped!

Maisy: The Time and Tide Museum was awesome. I loved the little street with the houses and shops…I would definitely recommend going there!

 

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