As part of our History work on the Second World War Year 4 recently had an exciting day out at the Stockport Air Raid Shelters and Museum. Dressed as evacuees they were immersed in the period by the excellent staff at the shelters who met them as real characters from the time and kept up the pretence of it being 1941 throughout the day (so much so that some boys thought we were ending the day up at the Town Hall to be picked by foster parents!).
The boys found out about Salvage (Are you a COG?), ARP (ask the boys what this stands for!) and make-do-and-mend, before being led to the underground caves that were utilised as air raids shleters for the people of Stockport and the surrounding areas during WW2.
A thoroughly enjoyable and very informative day for all involved (adults and boys).