Second World War: Protect the Port
Second World War workshop at Fort Nelson.
Our on-site Second World War workshop at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, allows students to step back in time and learn about history in our Victorian fort which played a role in the war.
Study Day Information
Join us in 1941 where the volunteer forces need new recruits in the Home Front units: ARP, ATS and Home Guard. Your students will be put through their paces by:
- Performing a Home Guard drill, including a wooden rifle and grenade throwing.
- Develop their understanding of women's roles in WW2 and practice their aircraft recognition skills.
- Try out the different jobs involved in the ARP unit, including practicing a mock air raid drill.
Following the sessions, led by historical characters, your students will then decide which organisation to join at the end of the day.
History: A local study; a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
The day consists of three 45-minute workshops and a 1-hour break for lunch. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm.
Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road