Fenland pupils enjoy a trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum
Fenland pupils had a wonderful time on a recent school trip to the Duxford Imperial War Museum.
Not only did they get to have a look at the many aircraft on display as well as all the other exhibitions, they were also treated to a flying display from the iconic Spitfire and Hurricane fighter plans.
The trip was linked to their curriculum theme of World War Two and gave a real insight into what life was like during the war years.
They got to sit inside an Andersen bomb shelter, and the children found it hard to believe that families spent so much time in such a confined space.
The children were also amazed at the wingspan of a giant B52 bomber – like those used to drop the atomic bombs on Japan – and were excited to see the Blackbird (the fastest and highest-flying jet aircraft in history).
They were also able to go aboard Concorde 101, which, when it was flying, flew at over twice the speed of sound.