Royal Gunpowder Mills
Year 6 educational visit to the Royal Gunpowder Mills - March 2019. Two children from 6S gave an account of their visit:
The Gunpowder Mills was really entertaining, we learned all about World War II. We met a lady who told us how we would experience the world at war in different classrooms. We also had a challenge to find who the spy was. We met Mrs Jones, who was a shopkeeper and she taught us about rationing. Then we saw another lady called Paulina, she was a member of the RAF and she explained the importance of women working in the factory making guns, bombs and bullets. After that we saw a lady called Murtle Rickett, an evacuee officer and we learned that children our age were sent into the country-side for safety from the bombing. After lunch we met Mrs Smith, who was an ARP warden and we all took cover in an Air Raid shelter and listened to an official BBC recording of a real air raid siren with bombs whistling through the air. Eventually, everyone gathered together to see who the spy was. It was a very exciting day!