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Trip to People`s History Museum

Year 9 History Trip on Monday 4th February 2013.

On Monday 4th of February, year 9 pupils enjoyed a wonderful outing to the People's Museum in Manchester. After a one hour journey, everyone was feeling tired and cramped, but we were in great anticipation of the hours ahead. At the museum, the pupils were split into form groups, and each group started at different points in the museum. 9F were the first to be treated to the drama workshop, delivered by a talented actor, in which their minds were opened up to the moral dilemmas people faced during "The Great War." Pupils were encouraged to interact with the actor by reading letters, which made the experience thoroughly engaging.

The other forms enjoyed this workshop later in the day.

The interactive displays around the museum provided a more practical way of learning, and the question booklet inspired us to notice details which would have otherwise evaded our comprehension. We all found the museum to be a great experience, which piqued our interest for World War 1. Year 9 pupil, Gina Gill, learnt that, "there have always been ideas worth fighting for." Big thanks to Mrs. Harper for from all the year 9 pupils for organizing this wonderful event.

The Year 9s have been using this experience and the knowledge gained at the museum to assist them in their on-going task to create either a diary, or a series of letters from the trenches of WWI.

By Ewan Kilpatrick and Thomas Mckee

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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