Visit to International Bomber Command Centre

On Thursday 4th November Year 2 visited the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincoln as part of their topic on Woodhall at War.

Pupils enjoyed stories from the war with Janine and learnt about Antis the German Shepherd who flew in the planes for Bomber Command with his owner. Then they had a tour of the exhibitions and enjoyed the interactive resources and videos.

They also met Allan who showed them around the memorial and spoke to them about Operation Manna when the bombers dropped food parcels over starving people in Holland during the war. The children took a few moments to hear about a family member of our school’s Site Manager, Mr Hainsworth – whose Uncle, Ronald William Hainsworth, died in the Second World War at just 23 years of age. Pupils left a poppy on the wall of remembrance for him.

The children also had time to explore an Anderson shelter in the grounds, and found the tree for RAF Woodhall Spa. It is one of 27 trees, each planted to commemorate an RAF base from which the bombers flew in Lincolnshire. 

The trip was a poignant and thoroughly enjoyable day, and our thanks go to all the staff at the Centre, especially Janine and Allan.