In an exciting educational excursion, our  Year 6 children recently delved into the past with a captivating trip to Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Equipped with curiosity and eager minds, they embarked on a journey to discover the realities of life during wartime Britain.

Led by knowledgeable guides, the children ventured deep into the underground tunnels of the air raid shelters. As they walked through the dimly lit passageways, they were transported back in time to experience the fear and uncertainty faced by families seeking refuge during air raids. The guides painted vivid pictures of life underground, sharing stories of resilience and solidarity amid the chaos of war.

After exploring the shelters, the children continued their historical immersion at the museum, where they delved deeper into the wartime experiences of children. With interactive exhibits and informative displays, they learned about the challenges faced by evacuees who were sent away from their homes for safety.

The museum visit offered a poignant insight into the lives of children during wartime, highlighting the courage and resilience demonstrated by young evacuees separated from their families. Through engaging activities and first hand accounts, the students gained a newfound appreciation for the sacrifices made by previous generations.

Staff who accompanied the children expressed their pride in the children’s engagement and enthusiasm throughout the trip. It was incredible to see them immerse themselves in history and gain a deeper understanding of the impact of war on ordinary people.