Evacuees experience

School trips during coronavirus

We're no longer taking bookings for school trips for the current academic year, 2020 to 2021.

School trip bookings are now being taken for the academic year, 2021 to 2022, beginning in September 2021. This will remain subject to government restrictions in place at the time of the visit. Capacity restrictions will remain limited to one class or bubble of 30 pupils per day.

The school trips available are:

You can call 0161 474 4449 for more information.

This can be a full or half day trip and the maximum number of pupils is 84.

Join us in our ever popular ‘role play’ day set in 1941. You'll arrive as Evacuees to Stockport to be safe for the duration of WWII.

This is a historical role play day where pupils will step back in time to Wartime Britain. You'll be billeted on arrival as Evacuees. Our staff will be in role when you arrive and are expecting Evacuees from the Channel Islands, not your school. Pupils will learn 'in role' how to be 'good evacuees'.

Pupils will be given information about 'Life on the Home Front' by their interaction with many different characters. There will be hands on activities and songs to keep up their spirits.

Activities include

  • Make do and make mend
  • Air Raid Precautions
  • Air Raid Shelters unique visit
  • Salvages (if there is more than 40 pupils)

Learning outcomes

The pupils will:

  • learn about life on the Home Front in WWII
  • experience life as an evacuee
  • experience the Air Raid Shelters
  • learn a significant turning point in British history
  • learn about an aspect of history of a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that's significant in locality

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