Year Six Visit to Kent Life

Today we visited Kent Life in Maidstone where we were transported back to the 1940s to experience life as a child of war. We all came to school dressed as evacuees and waved our parents off as if we were really leaving London behind for the countryside.

While at Kent Life, we experienced different aspects of World War Two through interactive workshops and demonstrations. We learnt how to march properly with the Home Guard; how Britain used navigation to track enemy aircraft; we made rag rugs as part of the ‘Make Do and Mend’ campaign; as well a tour of a real 1940s house.

We really enjoyed all the activities and experiencing history in a different way. We came home having learnt far more about the efforts our country made during the war years.