Wartime at Thwaite Mills Watermill
Site: Thwaite Mills
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
What did the Horne family of Thwaite Mills do to help the war effort?
Become an evacuee from Leeds for the day and investigate why putty production was so important for the mill in the Second World War. Pupils will find out about the Horne family, use maths to weigh out a week’s ration and explore the island to see how you could make it go further, and use artefacts as historical evidence.
“Good practical activity and staff were very interactive with the children. Informative too!” KS2 teacher
For more details or to make a booking, please contact Thwaite Mills on 0113 3782983.
History: a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Literacy: En1: Speaking and Listening
Maximum numbers: Class of 30