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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
As part of their GCSE studies, nineteen Year 11 historians from
Bolton School Girls' Division enjoyed a visit to the esteemed Eden
Camp, formerly a Prisoner of War camp now a Modern History Theme
Museum in North Yorkshire. The girls took much away from the
day which will help with their controlled assessments on the First
and Second World Wars. The former Prisoner of War huts have
been converted into a variety of exhibitions charting, in
detail, different aspects of World War Two whilst also
considering World War One and conflicts post-1945. The
girls enjoyed a whole range of interactive displays, including a
Women at War exhibition and reconstructions of a street during the
blitz, a Music Hall and a blackout scene.
Hannah Mitchell said: "I thought the model Spitfire and
Hurricane planes were pretty cool."
Corine Greaves summed up the day, saying: "The visit made the
history actually seem more vivid and exciting, much more so than
what you get just from a textbook. I really began to understand how
much rations you were really entitled to during the War."
Many of the History girls are now focussing on helping out Years
7, 8 and 9 girls with the History Christmas Club and History
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