Year 1 and 2 took part in the training program, aimed at reducing the number of scooter accidents. The training is lively and fun. It took place in the playground and then the children were taken onto Dunfield Road.
The children enthusiastically helped Post Office engineer Tommy Flowers to build Colossus, the world’s first programmable computer. They found out how this clever technology cracked secret coded messages and learnt about codes and ciphers to understand the principles of early computing technology. During the workshop they worked as a team to reconstruct a human Colossus and reveal its vital role in the D-Day landings. The children also had a chance to ride the Mail Rail and experience a journey back in time through the original tunnels and station platforms of London’s 100-year-old postal railway.
The children visited Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington, where they were able to see some of the remains and architectural structures from around 2000 years ago. They took part in a rotation of sessions including a guided talk by the resident archaeologist, an exploration of what life was like in the Roman villa, examining artifacts and replicas. The children also enjoyed dressing up like a Roman Emperor, Empress or Citizen.
Year 6 had a fabulous time visiting Chislehurst Caves. They greatly enjoyed the educational, yet fun experience learning about the importance of the caves during WWII and about the thousands of people who sought refuge during the aerial bombardments. Many of the children left with spooked-out faces, but they all agreed it was a worthwhile visit. The Year 6 pupils enjoyed themselves so much that they are already making plans to return with their friends and families and share the unforgettable experience.