Recently 6EF went to Eden Camp and it was amazing! If you don’t know Eden Camp is a World War 2 museum. It took quite a long time to get there but it was worth it.
As soon as you enter there are scale models of spitfires and different fighter planes alongside a real WWII aircraft. There were lots of black huts and they all contained heaps and heaps of information. My personal favorite was hut 5 because it was pitch black, had smoke everywhere (which made you cough) and there was a really funny smell throughout the whole hut! It was all about the Blitz and it had wax models of how a bombed street would look. It was really realistic and made me feel relieved I hadn’t been around to experience it. All the huts had wax models in them which really made the information provided come to life. We were then allowed to play in the wooden playground and that really was fun as it meant everyone could see there friends and talk about what they had learnt.
One of my favourite things about the day was seeing the effort everyone made dressing up in wartime clothes. I went as a refugee/ landgirl.
As this inspirational and fascinating day came to an end we all visited the gift shop. Everyone rushed back to the coach, climbed on and excitedly started chatting and showing their friends what they had bought. I bought a spitfire pencil sharpener and a rubber for me and my friend Sarreena. Ellie and I couldn’t stop giggling on the way back, what a nice ending to a lovely day.
I definitely recommend Eden Camp as there is something for everybody and it is very important for us ALL to know our history. To find out more about the museum go to www.edencamp.co.uk