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Year 6 visit Imperial War Museum

Last week, our Year 6's took a well deserved break from the daily rigours of their lessons and SATs preparation to visit the Imperial War Museum. Inspired by their learning in the Ranelagh Curriculum this year, the children were buzzing at the opportunity to visit the museum and see, first hand, amazing relics from the first and second world wars. 

The museum is chalked full of wonders: V2 rockets and spitfires hang from the ceiling, tanks and machine guns are on full display and there is even a built-for-purpose World War One trench that the children had the chance to walk through! 

Adrian, in 6T5, declared the trip a resounding success. "I have enjoyed learning about World War One and Two this year and it was amazing seeing all of the artefacts in the museum. I even got to try on a soldiers uniform from the First World War and hold his rifle. It was amazing!" 

The children were keen to explore the entire museum top to bottom, reading and learning about not only WW1 and WW2 but conflict from the Boer War to the modern day. One of the more poignant moments from the visit was when a group of children visited the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, which houses the worlds largest collection of Victoria Crosses, our nations highest award for bravery and valour, and read all about different men and women from the last 200 years who were awarded the prestigious medals. "Some of their stories are truly remarkable," Belkissa in 6T8 commented, "I can't believe how courageous they all were, and some lost their lives. Very inspiring."

Watch the space to hear about even more amazing educational visits this year for our Year 6's - plans are afoot for a trip to Belgium in June to visit Ypres. What an exciting year!

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