Year 6 remember The Dambusters on 75th anniversary
Year 6 were treated to a fascinating talk by St George's own Naomi Neathey this week (27 June), in order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Dambusters.
The pupils found out about 617 Squadron and how they used the famous 'bouncing bomb' to attack the industrial region of Germany. They also learnt all about the inventor and aircraft designer, Barnes Wallis, who was based at Vickers Aircraft Factory in Weybridge. The children were fascinated to learn that someone so important in the history of WWII was based so close to their own homes.
As well as learning about The Dambusters from Mrs Neathey, the pupils also had the opportunity to handle important plane parts that had been recovered, as well as a range of visual and written sources.
This is the sixth year this talk has been delivered to Year 6 and each year there is even more new evidence that has been uncovered about the role of Bomber Command in the war.
28 June 2018