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Perlethorpe Event, April 2014


The children had many experience’s during their visit, including the dramatic Air Raid - with sound effects, smoke, flame effects and lighting. Subjects covered also included Evacuation, Rationing, Home Guard and life on the Home Front during WW2. Children were also taken for a ride in a real army truck through the grounds, to meet Captain Holtby from the Queens Royal Lancers and Yeomanry Museum who taught them WW2-style marching and drill.

The project was visited by representatives form the local Education Authority during the week and also two county Councillor’s. All agreed it was the best event of its kind and remarked on how well the children responded to this unique and important style of teaching.        

“Outstandingly Effective” - During our recent teaching event at the Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre (details below), Nottinghamshire County Council Education Department conducted an evaluation of the whole experience. Their report, published 30/4/14, concluded that the teaching event was “Outstandingly Effective”. This is the highest accolade that any project can receive and we are proud to be involved in this project at Perlethorpe.

The report went on to say “this was highly effective and engaged the pupils at all times. The subject knowledge of all the deliverers was excellent. This led to substantial learning gains being made by the pupils”.

Our next teaching event at Perlethorpe is between the 15th and 19th September 2014. If you are interested in bringing your school to this superb WW2-themed learning event, during which the children will receive a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, please contact Gary Richards at the Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre, on 01623 822218.

Here is a picture feature from our teaching event with the Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre, Nottinghamshire, between 28th April and 2nd May 2014.

This was our third event at Perlethorpe. The project is growing from strength to strength - two teachers from visiting schools referred to it as the best WW2 trip they had ever been on and booked their Schools for the forthcoming September event that has not even been fully advertised yet!