Students Bring Learning to Life: Building an Anderson Shelter

Anderson Shelter | The Grove School

^ Photo courtesy of the Shropshire Star. The Anderson Shelter official opening. Pictured are: Carla Vasile, Sarah Hopcroft, outgoing Headteacher Mrs Taylor and the Mayor of Market Drayton Cllr Roy Aldcroft.

Following a difficult time during the lockdown a group of students ranging from Years 9 to 11 set out with the challenge to build their own Anderson Shelter in the grounds of The Grove School. 

These students wanted to experience History especially after months of online lessons and their vision was also that this will not only benefit current students at The Grove School but would also be a valuable asset to the local junior schools in the area and the local community.

Poppy seeds and wildflower seeds have been planted around the shelter and there are seats inside and outside with the intention being that it will provide students and visitors with a space to reflect and understand what it would have been like to have been in an air raid shelter during the Second World War.

The Anderson Shelter was completed in April after students, staff and volunteers dedicated several weekends to creating it. This project was only made possible thanks to the generous funding by Image on Food, fundraising by the students and donations of materials by local businesses.

Check out the full story in the Shropshire Star: Pupils bringing history to life with creation of historic bomb shelter.

Have a listen to Miss O’Brien speaking to BBC Radio Shropshire’s Clare Ashford about our exciting ‘Anderson Shelter’ project:



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