London Imperial War Museum

Year 13 History braved the snow for a fantastic day on Monday 12th December in London to research their coursework at the Imperial War Museum.

Pupils started the day on the Tube into Central London for a snowy walk through St James’ Park to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard. We had a fantastic view of King’s Guard right in front of the Palace. Pupils had lunch at Borough Market, which had some amazing festive food on offer.

We finished our day at the Imperial War Museum. After looking at HMS Roberts’ heavy guns, we headed inside to conduct research for coursework and gain vital understanding of the Holocaust in the IWM’s new gallery. The exhibit was beautifully done – focussing on the importance of humanising the Holocaust, the people involved and survivor testimony. This gave the students some real food for thought for their exams and coursework. Other highlights were seeing Kaiser Wilhelm’s great coat from WW1, a recreation of “Little Boy” – the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, and the fantastic interaction new exhibit on British life during the Second World War.

Mrs Stocks, Mr Coyle and Miss Griffiths were incredibly proud of the Year 13 students and their conduct around London, they were polite, engaged, and courteous – and the snowballs were added fun!


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