Year 6 Local History

Year 6 visited the Surrey Heath Museum on Thursday to experience a wartime home filled with artefacts from World War I and II. They felt what it was like to huddle in a airshelter and crafted their own Anderson Shelter from card. In role play, they posed as Home Guards outside the first factory to be built in Camberley in 1939 as part of the war effort building aircraft components. The original photograph can be seen here!  They also walked to the Obelisk and discovered how this bizarre folly contains historic graffiti from the Royal Military Cadets going back to the mid 19th century. Keen eyes spotted a certain Winston Churchill’s name chiselled in the red-brick monument which is now a Grade II listed building. Children chose some graffiti to do a crayon rubbing for posterity!