From air raid shelters to rationing, explore how life at home changed during the Second World War.

Topic Description

Through an exciting and interactive performance pupils will meet Leslie Gaunt, employee at the Royal Gunpowder Mills and volunteer Air Raid Warden. 

Discover why air raid shelters were needed, how rationing worked and what happened at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in wartime Britain. Pupils will explore why the Royal Gunpowder Mills was a site of local, regional, national and international significance. This session encourages pupils to reflect and draw comparisons with life today.

Brought to you in partnership with Spectrum Drama, a UK leader in historic and contemporary drama for museums and schools. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Details

Choose from three different ways to visit...

Virtual Visits

A performer will deliver an exciting and interactive performance in character via a live video call. You will also receive a pack of pre and post learning activities to help you expand, explore and deliver your topic.

Virtual visits can be booked for individual classes on selected dates. You can also book 4 performances for KS1 (30 minutes) or 3 performances for KS2 (45 minutes) on a date of your choosing.

Topic

Location

KS1 Price per class

KS2 Price per class

The Home Front

Virtual Visit

£80 (30 minutes)

£90 (45 minutes)

In School Visits

A performer will travel to your school and deliver an exciting and interactive performance in character. You will also receive a pack of pre and post learning activities to help you expand, explore and deliver your topic.

Performances will be delivered to one class at a time - 4 performances for KS1 (30 minutes) or 3 performances for KS2 (45 minutes). School Visits must be booked by the day.

Topic

Location

KS1 Price per day

KS2 Price per day

The Home Front

In School Visit

£300 (4 x 30 minutes)

£300 (3 x 45 minutes)

On Site Visits (from summer term 2022 onwards)

Classes will experience two 75 minute sessions: an exciting and interactive performance delivered by an actor from Spectrum Drama, and an object handling and activities workshop delivered by a member of our learning and outreach team. Explore our fascinating site and discover what happened at the Royal Gunpowder Mills during the Second World War. Visit our air raid shelter and pop in to our replica wartime shop. You will also receive a pack of pre and post learning activities to help you expand, explore and deliver your topic

On Site Visits run from 10:30AM – 2:00PM (arrival time 10:00AM – 2:30PM departure time).       

Topic

Location

KS1 Price per day

KS2 Price per day

The Home Front

On Site Visit

£250

£250

Cancellations

Cancellations should be emailed to [email protected].

As our sessions are delivered by an external performer we are unable to offer free cancellations. 

Virtual visit cancellations will be charged at 100% of the total cost.

In school visit cancellations will be charged at 70% of the total cost.

On site visit cancellations will be charged at 50% of the total cost.

All cancellations made less than 24 hours before the visits will be charged at 100% of the total cost.

Bookings

Interested? Here’s how to book...

Send an email to: [email protected]

Please include: School name, contact details, number of pupils, year group.

Or call us on: 01992 707320