We visited Blaenavon World Heritage Centre as part of our Fallen Fields topic, taking part in their Wales at War experience. We visited the Heritage Centre and the Iron Works in quite a fast paced hectic day of learning and fun.
We started off at the Heritage Centre itself and learnt about what children's school life would have been like during the war and had experience of learning tables, chalk board handwriting and drill. We even go to dress in the costumes. We also learnt some sobering facts on how many of our class would have expected to suffer lost family members during the war.
After a quick bight to eat we moved onto the iron works where we learnt about how important industry was to the war effort and also how children took on slightly different jobs at home with their fathers, brothers etc... being at war. We had to make the beds in the workers' cottages and do the washing using washboards.
It was a fast paced day with lots of fun.