Butlers Court School

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Y6 Imperial War Museum Visit

On Tuesday 4th February, Year 6 set out on their trip to the Imperial War Museum, travelling by train and tube was an exciting way to start the day. Once we arrived we were amazed by the size of the building. We started off on Level 0, exploring all of the WW1 artefacts, models and reconstructions - it was amazing. Particular highlights included the range in uniforms, the boats, the ‘good luck’ items, the fake sniper tree and the trench with its periscopes. After we left this area, we explored other wars that have happened since. The most noticeable changes were the size in machinery and the armour/protection that was used. Another particularly interesting section was on the very top floor. The Lord Ashcroft exhibition housed a huge collection of Soldiers’ medals and in particular the Victoria Cross. It was interesting to see what these people had been through and the range of campaigns they had been on. Overall, we had a fantastic day and really enjoyed seeing actual artefacts from over 100 years ago