17 Feb 2017

Kayleigh Boulton in Year 8 gives her account of the recent trip to the Imperial War Museum.

"Today I went on a History trip to the Imperial War Museum and to Westminster Abbey.  We learnt a lot of interesting and formative information about the history of World War One and what happened during the war.  We also learn about key indivduals like William Shakespeare, where he was born and where he died.

"When we were at Westminster Abbey we got to see the church, which was beautiful, and witness where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married.

"Here are some key facts that I learnt while visiting the Imperial War Museum: firstly we learnt that soldiers would write codes to their people in secret ways, for example, in a packet of cigarettes.  They would unroll them and there would be a message inside.  From this we learnt that if a soldier didn't smoke but had spare cigarettes they would trade them to another soldier for extra food.

"We also learnt that dogs were used to carry messages in capsules attached to their belly.  Finally, I learnt that women did a lot more in the war than just being nurses which did involve some losing their lives.

"I felt I learnt a lot of facts and information today that will help me with my learning.  I will remember everything I have learnt today and find it useful!  I would also like to say thanks to the teachers that took us on this trip and that I had brilliant time!"

History, Year 8, Trips