May 22 in Bovington Primary School, Corfe Castle Primary School, Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School, News, St George’s Primary School Langton, St Mary and Joseph's Catholic Primary School Wool, St Mary’s Primary School Swanage, Stoborough Primary School, Swanage Primary School, Swanage St Mark’s Primary School, The Purbeck School, Wareham St Mary Primary School, Wool Primary School Written by: Nicky Marsh
Almost a hundred pupils from our local feeder Primary Schools were welcomed to a special day at the Tank Museum. The Primary pupils were assisted by HAP (High and advanced performer) Year 7 students from Purbeck School. The Tank Museum laid on a range of engaging activities, aimed to assisting students in understanding the First World War (1914-18) and its impact on our local community. Students had the opportunity to undergo the ‘Tommy Experience’, in which they followed the journey of a Dorset soldier from recruitment to the trenches. They also explored inside a vast First World War tank, and visited the Tank Museum’s many interactive areas.
One of the Primary School teachers accompanying the visit said, “Thank you to all at Purbeck who were involved in organising the above event – superb. Our pupils loved it and learned so much. A lovely day had by all.”
The day was organised by Purbeck School and Felicity Wood, Outreach Officer at the Tank Museum. It was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of Purbeck School’s ongoing ‘Purbeck at War’ project. Thanks to all who made this great learning experience possible.
Mr Rainsley and Mrs Williams
Head of History/ HAP Coordinator
**A gallery of images from the visit is available to view on The Purbeck School website**