Bredon Hancock's Endowed

C of E First School

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Curriculum Enrichment

Evacuation Trip From Winchcombe


We were lucky to have a school trip linked with our English text where we were sent on a steam train to be evacuated. 

The fully escorted evacuation experience included a steam train journey to the 'safety of the countryside' also:

  • Presentation by Museum Education staff in role, showing a range of wartime items.
  • Firefighting practice.
  • Air raid experience including short stay in 'air raid shelter'
  • A short talk by a real WWII evacuee with the opportunity to ask questions
  • 1940s picnic lunch 

We went dressed in 1940s style costume with an identity label and a gas mask box

Defford Airbase - Our Local History Study


We went on a trip to Defford Air base to learn all about it's impact on the second world war. 

It was lots of fun, we learned so much.