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Children's Activities


Not so much for children as for KS4/5 students and adults interested in poetry - we've added a discussion on some of the poetry of William Noel Hodgson, killed on The Somme as part of the 9th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment. Please feel free to read, share or, if you're a teacher, use as a teaching resource. Click here to read the poems and discussion points.

At The Keep we are gradually extending our activities for the younger members of the family.

To keep you busy during the lockdown - we have a new quiz!! Search our website for the answers to these questions about the Keep! You can downlaod the questions by clicking on this link here....

Once you think you have all the answers - and only then.... here are the answers :) Let us know how you get on!

We've also now added a writing competition for children! We would like you to research what life was like for children during either WW1 or WW2 and then write write a story or diary based on what you find out. To get you started, click here to see some of the recollections of two WW2 children. Then click here to see the writing competion details if you haven't already seen the post on Facebook.

Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. With celebrations cancelled due to the Covid 19 crisis, we have some activities for children to help mark the occasion at home. Click here for the activity sheet.

Although most items are now available again in shops - the toilet roll crisis is over! - we thought you might like to think about what rationing was like for people in the years during and after WW2. Click here for a downloadable activity sheet.

At the Museum....

We have a new photographic picture trail aimed at primary school age children - spot all the images in the photographs as you go round the Museum and win yourself a small prize! Sit at our colouring and brass rubbing tables and make some pictures to take home . Have a go dressing up and 'firing' a rifle - you may be surprised how heavy the uniforms and guns are! We also have toy table and dressing up clothes in the lecture room so that children can play while their parent's watch the introductory video. 

Watch the website and facebook during the school holidays as we hope to run some organsied children's activities as well.