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Year 9 & 10 trip to Fort Nelson & The Museum of Army Flying

To support the GCSE History course, Years 9 & 10 took a road trip to Hampshire to visit 2 venues: Fort Nelson, near Portsmouth, & Middle Wallop to the Museum of Army Flying. 

Despite being at the end of a long, long term, the students entered into the costume activity with gusto and many giggles! 

The Royal Armouries staff had organised 6 tables, with replica weapons and uniform from Roman Times to modern, and conducted a chronology activity where groups had to guess the era of each ‘table’ with real success.  ‘Hands on’ doesn’t quite do the visit justice, as we happily dodged our pupils holding axes, rocket launchers and muskets – all in a day’s work for History students!  The Army Flying Museum was fascinating for learning about gliders and historical records, a 1940s house and of course, wallpaper fashion.  If you’d like to know more about this, please see Ben Moles.

Many thanks to Miss Mitchell who committed herself to the New Model Army fashion with flair, Mark for driving us and Miles Hendry for very maturely standing down on the day.  Exhausted and needing a holiday, our students still stepped up, engaged and showed us why learning outside the classroom is so important at Shapwick.

Shapwick School at Frort NelsonShapwick School visits Fort Nelson

Shapwick School visits Fort NelsonShapwick School visits Fort Nelson

Shapwick School visits Fort NelsonShapwick School visits Fort Nelson