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Key Stage 2 - Second World War: Surviving the Blitz

Surviving the Blitz

Discover what life was like on ‘Civvy Street’ during the Second World War and the steps taken by ordinary families to survive the Blitz and Black Out.

Pupils will be transported back to 1942, where they will meet the Royal Armouries’ Air Raid Warden and experience an air raid drill.

During our handling session, pupils will learn about wartime life, handle surviving objects, and explore the role played by women, children and The Home Guard during this tumultuous time.

Topic: Second World War
Audience: KS2
Numbers: 32 max per session
Duration: 45 mins x 2
Cost per pupil: £5

Did you know?

4 Eiffel Towers

During the siege of Sebastopol the British fired about 10,000 tonnes of iron shot; the French fired 510,000 round shot, 236,000 howitzer shells and 350,000 mortar shells – a total of around 43,000 tonnes of iron! About the same weight as 4 Eiffel Towers.