On 29th June, Year 8 students visited the Imperial War Museum, as part of their current unit of work in History on whether or not the British experience of trench warfare was really ‘hell on earth’.

Students had the opportunity to visit the award-winning, highly interactive and poignant First World War galleries, engaging with questions surrounding the causes, morality and consequences of the conflict.

Members of the public and museum staff commented on the professionalism of students’ behaviour, alongside the thought-provoking questions they asked regarding the displays.

Students were also lucky enough to be transported back in time, into the home of an ordinary South London family, during their experience of the Blitz in World War Two. The whole day was a reflective and enjoyable experience, affording students the opportunity to bring their learning in the classroom to life.

B Russell