As part of our unit of work on World War Two, Years 5 and 6 visited the Steam museum in Swindon for the wartime festival: ‘We’ll meet again’. Here the children were able to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the Home Front. There was a huge collection of original handling artefacts and authentic costumes from World War Two for the children to enjoy and try on, as well as seeing a reconstruction of a public air raid shelter and an evacuation carriage. They met an ARP (air raid precautions) warden, listened out for the air raid siren and took cover in a shelter. They shared the anxiety and excitement of becoming evacuees and discovered some ingenious solutions to wartime shortages, rationing and tackling ‘making do and mending’. They explored what wartime would have been like for children in the 1940s and learnt first hand from a child survivor what it meant to live through the Blitz. Have a look at our photos below!