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Year 13 Trip to The Imperial War Museum

In preparation for coursework on Regeneration, Journey’s End and World War I poetry, Year 13 visited The Imperial War Museum in London. 

The visit to the museum allowed Year 13 to connect with the real horrors of war, and gave them the opportunity to explore people’s experiences.

     The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, and Year 13 felt both enthused and emotionally overwhelmed by the displays, stories and exhibitions.

     Regeneration, in particular, details the horrors of war and how it can affect the mental stability of someone who has witnessed such dreadful brutality; The Imperial War Museum enhanced their understanding of this text and, despite not occurring during World War One, The Holocaust Exhibition brought to life the sheer magnitude of war.

     Year 13 thoroughly enjoyed the trip and it will most definitely help them have a more holistic and contextual approach to their A-Level coursework.