We Were There D-Day Duxford Session

Suitability: KS2 (year 5 and 6), SEN students working at KS2 or above
Branch: IWM Duxford
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: £125 per group (min 16 - max 35)
Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Bookings opening soon.

Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form to make a booking.

D-Day 75 Schools

Bring the extraordinary story of D-Day to life for your students with one-off activities as part of IWM’s special D-Day anniversary events. Meet IWM's team of veterans and eyewitnesses, from D-Day veterans to modern day paratroopers, and hear their personal stories about life during times of conflict, before waving off more than 30 Second World War aircraft ahead of their epic cross-channel flight.

Due to the anticipated increase in demand for parking for the Daks over Duxford Event on June 4th and June 5th, you may not be able to book a coach parking space.

Please be assured that groups booking the We Were There: Ask Questions About Conflict D-Day 75 (KS2) will be able to organise a drop off and pick up by their coach on the day of their session.

As part of your information pack, you will receive instructions on the best place for your coach to drop off and pick up.

If you have any concerns or queries, please email dux-edu@iwm.org.uk

Session Outline

This interactive session is a unique chance to meet veterans and eyewitnesses to hear real stories of conflict and build on the Key Stage 2 curriculum through a cross-curricular approach.

The session helped the pupils to think analytically and not just about history but about diversity, British values and life learning. They are now more aware of what is going on in the world and their place in it.” – Key Stage 2 Teacher

What do your students want to know about everyday life during conflict? This is a very special chance to meet veterans and eyewitnesses, hear their personal stories, ask questions, and discover historic objects.

An unforgettable experience. 

This programme allows active exploration of curriculum subjects in relation to real historic artifacts within the museum and the real-life experiences of veterans and eyewitnesses.

Please note that due to the unique nature of this session, eyewitness availability may vary.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of war on people’s lives and the variety of experiences
  • Develop confidence in questioning and listening skills through collaborative conversations with adults and peers

Curriculum Links

  • English: Spoken Language
  • History: a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • Citizenship: Preparing to play an active role as citizens

How To Make A Booking

  1. Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form
  2. You will receive a response within ten working days
  3. Please don't make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation email with your Visit Confirmation Letter attached
  4. Read the booking Terms and Conditions