The Blitz and the Home Front London

3 days/2 nights

From only £142pp

Overview

3 days/2 nights From only £142pp

This tour covers the impact of war on British society and the development of warfare. Students will investigate the impact of the infamous ‘Blitz’ air raids, the challenges faced by the British public and the personal sacrifices they made for the war effort.

Curriculum focus

  • AQA GCSE B: British People in War
  • AQA GCSE B: Britain at War
  • Edexcel GCSE A: Britain Alone
  • Edexcel GCSE A: The Impact of war in Britain 1914-1950

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a b&b basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to London. Blitz walking tour of London – Discover the evidence and stories of the air raids that tested the determination and courage of the civilian population of Britain. Overnight London.

  • Day 2

    Visit the Imperial War Museum to view the Second World War galleries. Afterwards explore the Churchill War Rooms with its maze of underground rooms that once buzzed round the clock planning strategies. As part of your visit to the War Rooms pupils can attend the ‘Life on the home front’ workshop where original artefacts are used to enable pupils to enhance their enquiry skills and further understand the impact of the War on ordinary lives in Britain. A variety of learning resources support these visits.

  • Day 3

    Free time to explore London. Return to school

    Take advantage of our specially reduced school rates for many London attractions, including the London Eye, boat trips, Tower of London plus many more.

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