During the half term of October 2013 we hosted an object handling event at Kings Langley Library. It was fully attended with over 30 children and their parents.
We began looking at objects from the World War 2 such as medals, blackout shield, a piece of an American fighter plane, but most people like looking at the bomb.
By allowing the participants to see, touch and smell the objects used during war time we hoped to encouraged an interest in the past and understand a little of what it was like.
After choosing an object, the children then drew themselves discovering the artefact, how the artefact would have been used, how they would find out what it is, and what they decided they would do with it.
Have a look at some of the drawings and comments made during our event.
Comments made by children
Was there anything that particularly interested you?
‘The odd shape of the bomb’
‘The things the lady bought for us to look at’
‘The bomb shape’
‘Very interesting and fun looking at the medals’
‘The writing on the items particularly the date on the bomb and the medals’
‘The bomb made in Apsley and made in 1915’
‘all the things we saw was interesting. That the lady brought.’