"A perfect alternative to an out of School History trip or visit, with a lot less hassle to organise!"
Danger UXB's WW2 Mobile Museum brings an immersive, activity-packed workshop to your school. It looks at everyday life on the Home Front during World War Two.
And Investigates the events of the war including blitz across South Wales where a quarter of its historic buildings were destroyed.
The workshop covers all the main events, from the outbreak of war, Hitler's invasion of Poland, evacuation, rationing, Dunkirk, the submarine war for the Atlantic, D-Day and the end of the war plus several more, all taught in a humorous way with appropriate moments when required for reflection on the sacrifice made by many people for our freedom.
Led by Bomb Disposal Steve in his officers uniform, Danger UXB is an educational mobile history museum that has been created to help educate all ages using a vast collection of memorabilia, and to make learning about the Second World War engaging and fun.
The Workshops are Suitable for: Years 3-6
Duration: each session lasts around 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils per session – more than one session can be booked.
Just Morning sessions.
Just Afternoon sessions.
Both Morning and afternoon sessions.
For Workshop prices and insurance details, please go to the prices page.
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WW2 WORKSHOP GROUP ACTIVITIES:
Evacuation from the cites meant that children were seperated from their families and moved into rural towns and villages. Met at local railway stations, children were allocated homes for the duration. This activity allows pupils to select what they would take if they were being evacuated. as well as making up the labels they would need , this will be followed up by reading Ellen's letter as an evacuee!
One of the most difficult parts of life for people on the home front in World War 2 was coping with the air raids, sleeping in Anderson shelters during raids and having to blackout the house windows to protect themselves from the German bomber planes.
This activity allows pupils to experience this in a group competition.
They also learn what life was like in the Anderson Shelters, and what the blackout was realy like looking at associated artefacts such as lamps and torchs.
In this activity pupils investigate our wide range of genuine WW2 artefacts for themselves (normally one per person) at their tables,
in a pretend museum label creation task. answering the questions, what is it, and why do we need it?
These include completely safe gas masks, various ARP equipment, evacuee items toys and much, much more.
This is a unique oppportunity to handle real primary sources.
The final part of the Workshop session is to look at D Day and the end of the war:
June 6th D Day 1944, was the begining of the end.
On the 8th May 1945 the war was finally over in europe,
So it is the time to celebrate the end of the war.
All Pupils in Class will receive a Certificate & leaflets from WW11. Please Note.. As a non combatant group we do not carry or show firearms or knives in schools.