Y3 Bodmin Adventure

On Wednesday 1st October 2014, 100 years after the start of World War 1, Year 3 headed to Bodmin on an expedition to find out more. At the regimental museum, the children discovered all about original World war 1 medals (including 8 Victoria Crosses, each worth more than £100 000!!) got to handle soldiers’ uniforms learnt all about some of the weapons used during the Great War.

Pupils were engrossed by ‘trench art’.  Soldiers created art out of spent munitions during the long hours of waiting for the next battle.

After a short walk we arrived at the railway station, where a 1916 steam train awaited us. Everyone enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of our train journey; especially as we went through the tunnels!On arrival at Bodmin Parkway, we trekked through the woods to arrive at Lanhydrock. Here we discovered how the Agar-Robartes family  lived in Victorian times, before 4 of the 5 brothers left to fight on the front.

Pupils were fascinated by the enormous stuffed animals, billiard tables and richly stocked nursery. We will be using the experiences of the Agar-Robartes family to inspire our World War 1 learning over the next few weeks and we hope the photo gallery captures the pupils’ excitement throughout the day.

10 replies
  1. Sarah walker
    Sarah walker says:

    I really like the variety of these photos, looks like everybody is enjoying themselves and working well together.

  2. Joe cross
    Joe cross says:

    The photos from your Bodmin trip look really exciting. I wish I was there to see all the fun activities you did on the trip including the steam train, the house you went to visit and the museum.

  3. Jasna Lepold-Phillips
    Jasna Lepold-Phillips says:

    I wish I could have been on this amazing trip! The salt and sugar blocks look very interesting and they must have been much appreciated during the WW1. The dressing up took the children back in time.

  4. Leonie Lewis
    Leonie Lewis says:

    It’s great to be able to be part of Ruby’s school trip by seeing pictures of the day & reading all about it. Ruby really enjoyed visiting Lanhydrock House.


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