Form VI trip to Henley Fort

Posted: 15th September 2017

Last Monday, the Form VI children set out on a day trip to Henley Fort in Guildford, to experience what life might have been like for the local civil defence during World War II. They spent half the day as ARP wardens, and the other half as the Home Guard. Here are just a few of their comments:

“My favourite parts of Henley Fort is the road blocking, putting out the fire and when we were hiding in the Morrison shelter. It felt like it was scary and exciting.”

“The best thing about Henley Fort was wearing the tin hats because they were heavy and really irritating, and the rifles were even heavier. It must have been terrible living in World War II.”

“My most favourite part was when we had to smack the levitating sand bags with the pikes and putting out the fire with a pump because you’re doing something physical – it was exhausting!”

Categories: News
Open Morning 24th September

We are very excited to be able to host in person Open Days at Longacre once again. Our next Open Morning will be taking place on Friday 24th September. We warmly invite you to come and tour the school, meet some of our pupils and have a chat to members of our Senior Leadership team. We look forward to meeting you!

Register for our Open Morning here