Thursday, 28 January 2010

Imperial War Museum LO

During the summer hols I went to the Imperial War Museum with 2 of my children. There was a Horrible History exhibition there about WW1 and the children are "doing" the war at school this year. The exhibition was quite fun but what really held their interest the most was the section of the museum all about the trenches. There were cases containing letters and artifacts that had been sent back from the front and they spent several hours reading the letters and seeing what the young men went through. I think the fact that their Dad was in the Army made it more personal too.
Just a few hours at the museum seemed to teach them far more about what these heroes did for our life and freedom today, then any number of hours studying at school. A very moving day out and well worth a second visit to see the bits we didn't manage to get to!
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