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Coombes Girls School

The Imperial War Museum

Sixty Year 9 students had a fantastic time visiting The Imperial War Museum in London with the History Department on the 12th November. The sun shined as we travelled by train to London Waterloo.

The visit was particularly poignant in light of yesterday's Armistice Day reflections at school and many students were reminded of their own family's experiences of war over the last century.  Inside the museum, students enjoyed learning about World War One, World War Two and the world of spies. Some of the many highlights included trying on soldiers' uniforms from World War One, experiencing life in the trenches and learning about the secret undercover work of the Special Operations Executive set up by Winston Churchill.

Year 9 will shortly be embarking on their studies of World War One trench warfare and will also be completing a project on life on the Home Front in the spring term.