Pupils are given the chance to ‘touch history’ at war museum

We'll meet again experience at Westmere School
We'll meet again experience at Westmere School

Children were given the chance to re-live World War II and touch real artefacts as part of a special event at Westmere Primary School.

We’ll Meet Again created a war museum at the school, which featured equipment and memorabillia from World War II.

We'll meet again experience at Westmere Sch Sutton Bridge'No names policy'Children try out hats and handle WW11 equipment ANL-140910-093111001

We'll meet again experience at Westmere Sch Sutton Bridge'No names policy'Children try out hats and handle WW11 equipment ANL-140910-093111001

Key stage two children from the school in Sutton Bridge and Gedney Drove End and Holbeach St Marks Federated Primary Schools went along to the museum and were given the chance to “touch history”.

The children also went through an air raid simulation, which was made to feel real through the use of smoke, lights and explosions.

There was also a two hour long workshop which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

In the evening, parents, children and senior residents from the community visited the school to view the war artefacts.

Sarah Wells, a teacher at Westmere Primary School, said: “The children absolutely loved the experience.

“As a school we do lots to get the pupils interested in topics – we took them to the Imperial War Museum in Ducksford at the start of term to get them really entustiastic and it worked.

“They now know everything about planes and the Blitz – even more so than they know their times tables.”