Visit to Whittington Barracks

Our school trip to Whittington Barracks was “absolutely stunning”. The years 4 to 6 went on the Thursday 21st January. We left school at 9.30am in cars and arrived in 20 minutes. We were split into two groups, one with a high ranking army man and the other with an elderly couple who lived and fought through the Second World War. Group one first learnt about weapons and uniforms while group two learnt about rationing and evacuations. It was great fun when group two heard an air raid siren and went in an Anderson shelter. Both groups learned about guns, bombs and uniforms in the weapon room. There were rifles, sten guns, revolvers, shrapnel bombs and stun bombs. We also saw a professional soldier who fought in the desert! Everyone dressed up and some described it as “ The best school trip ever".