I thought today was going to be a boring day. Towards the end, it did get pretty awful, but the actual field trip part was really enjoyable. We went to the Royal Artillery Museum. I didn’t know what to expect, but the guide was funny. We started with an hour lecture on WWI, which was fascinating because I’ve never really learnt about WWI. After that, a man in a WWII kit talked to us about a few of the weapons and showed us a heavy gun (a cannon.) We fired a few blanks at the building next door and then the guide showed us the world’s oldest cannons and some newer ones.
Today, my class went to the Churchill War Rooms. They were cool, but I was expecting it to be more like in that Doctor Who episode. There should have been a Dalek in there!
We were able to spend as little or as much time in there as we wanted, so a few of us sped through to hit another site after.
Today, I went with my class to Bletchley Park. It was where the allies broke Germany’s codes and helped win us the war. We started with a lecture about how the Enigma and Colossus machines were built and how they decoded things. It was really interesting!