Fusilier Museum Trip – Bury
Year 3 had a wonderful trip to The Fusilier Museum in Bury. We took part in several workshops experiencing how families were split by the men going off to fight and the women left behind at home to keep the country working. The children began to feel how the families felt being left behind with little or no knowledge of the soldiers whereabouts.
We then enjoyed Sergeant Dalton, the recruiting officer, who put the children through their paces. He showed us how you could either go in the army or prison and what kinds of equipment soldiers used in the WW1.
The children really enjoyed looking at the various items and artifacts from the different time periods and were appalled at the Trench Smell in the replica WW1 trench.
We have also received really positive feedback from the staff at the museum which shows what brilliant ambassadors our class and all at St Mary’s are:
All of the children who visited showed so much enthusiasm and were excited to learn and find out new things. This was wonderful to see as it makes our jobs so much more rewarding when the children who come to see us have fun and get involved. All the children were very polite and constantly had huge smiles on their faces. They asked and answered lots of questions and tried their best to understand how life has changed for men, women and children over the past 150 years.
The children who came last week should feel very proud for how they represented both themselves and the school and we really hope that St Mary’s will come back and visit us again in the future.