History Club up and running in the Summer Term

The History Club at St George's Junior School has kick-started the Summer Term with a number of special workshops learning about WWI, life on the home front in WWII and also learning about some local history.

World War I

To start proceedings this term, the History Club commemorated the Centenary of the end of World War I with a special workshop led by Chertsey Museum. The pupils learnt about all aspects of the war, including life in the trenches, as well as getting to try on some authentic WWI clothing and headgear. The children also took part in a wide range of practical activities, which offered a fascinating insight into the Great War.

         

Life on the Home Front in World War II

Following on from WWI, the History Club members learnt all about life on the Home Front in World War II. They examined several original artefacts including a range of gas masks and a ‘Black Out’ curtain used at St Peter’s Hospital! Pupils also found out about Evacuation, ARP Wardens in Addlestone and even got to try out an authentic gas warning rattle.

          

Local History

Finally, in their most recent workshop, Elmbridge Museum led a very interesting session on the local history of Weybridge. The pupils used old photographs, maps and written evidence to find out about how Weybridge had changed over the past one hundred years. The pupils examined old photographs of the Junior School and found out that Weybridge was one of the first places to have electric lighting!

3 May 2018

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