Class 5's Visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum

17th June 2016
To support this term's topic, World War II, Class 5 enjoyed a day at Duxford Imperial War Museum.
 
On arrival, they experienced a wartime classroom with the girls sitting on one side and the boys on the other and not a single elbow on the table!  The children listened intently to the teacher throughout the lesson before using dip pens, practising their diction, learning how to put on a gas mask and how to remove an incendiary bomb safely.  Following this, they had time to explore the Battle of Britain hangar and see an Andersen shelter and a Spitfire. 
 
After lunch, the children were able to explore more of the museum and walk through Concorde.  They also had the opportunity of getting close to a Lancaster bomber and many other aircraft.  The day concluded with a spectacular air display from a Spitfire performing loop-the-loops and low fly pasts right in front of Class 5's eyes!  Souvenirs were purchased from the shop, the children behave impeccably and not a drop of rain was seen, despite a thundery forecast!  A super day!