Year 5 Trip to Devil's Porridge
Year 5 visited the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Gretna as part of their History lessons this term. The museum tells the story of HM Factory Gretna, the greatest munitions factory on earth in World War One, where the devil’s porridge (or cordite, an explosive) was mixed. There were 30,000 workers: 12,000 of them were women. Their contribution to the war effort helped women to achieve the vote. The children were engaged in activities about rationing, evacuation and the Blitz. They were able to dress up in clothes from the era and spend time exploring the museum.
Mr Paul Hill