School visit feedback
Feedback of the Willibrordusschool from Diessen (5-June-2012)
Children of the Willibrodusschool from Diessen have visited Museum Wings of Liberation on 5-June-2012. A number of these children have made a report of their visit. Click here to read the report of these children (only in Dutch).
Feedback from the VSO Taalbrug De Beemden (3-April-2012)
I found the museum very nice
I know now more then before
How you tell it to us was pretty difficult for me
Everyone should visit the museum again
It’s really true
The museum is in Best
It was fun and interesting
It was fun to stand in the plane
And there was much said that was interesting
And it was fun to take pictures
Pictures of yourself with a vehicle
A lot was told about the Germans and the Americans
And the French and much about the past and the war
And they told us very well about what happened at that time
I found the tanks and planes pretty cool
I know now more then ever about the war in the Netherlands.
I have learned a lot in the museum
It was pretty cool to take a look in the plane
We visited the museum
We had a tour from a volunteer of the museum
We have seen pictures of what happened in the war
I have seen airplanes, things from the past and tanks
There was also a map of the war zone in the south of the Netherlands.
It was a nice museum
It was a fun tour
The museum is quite nice
It was nice and interesting
Standing in the plane was funny
I was a little dizzy in the plane
They had nice photos
There were nice things from the past
That was nice to see
There were also many tanks
This really happened
And the guide could tell well
In the museum you can see a lot of the war
That was great. We saw beautiful things from the war. The second World war.
You can see things from the war indoors and outdoors
But you do not see many things from Anne Frank.
Only the closet, but in the museum it was a closet behind a wall.
And there are 1 or 2 people in the closet with food. Also under the ground.
There they made a door in during the war
They had a shotgun and more things they wanted to hide for the Germans
You can see a bus for the dentist
And airplanes and tanks of the Americans
You can see movies from the past and that is special
There are not many foto’s or movies of the war
That’s why it is special
Our class consists of 7 girls of 15 years. During the lessons about the theme ‘WW II’ the girls read, learned and heard about the war through the eyes of Anne Frank. For the closure of our theme we went on a tour to Museum Wings of Liberation. It was very accessible and practical for our students. We got a good picture of what happened in the area around the museum during Operation Market Garden. In the museum they also had a secret bookcase, similar to secret the bookcase of Anne Frank! Our guides told interesting stories and interesting facts (for example, the surprise was great when we heard that wedding dresses were made from broken parashutes!). In short: worth a visit!
Dutch source by: Erna de Koning - VSO Taalbrug De Beemden, Eindhoven
Feedback from the Catholic Primary School De Bunders (4-oktober-2011)
On 4 October, World Animal Day, we took our 8-graders to the Wings of Liberation Museum in Best. Getting there was not a problem because many parents had volunteered their support (and car) to help drive them there and back again.
We created a number of groups and assigned parents to each group, to accompany the children and guide them through the museum. That would have worked well of course, but things improved even further when we found that one of the museum's tour guides was available after all; his extensive knowledge on the subject added much value to this visit. After the official tour, the children were free to roam the museum for another 30 minutes. Everyone thought the visit had been nice and interesting. Just as nice as the playground! Even 8-graders become kids again when they spot a playground, so they were allowed to play there for another 5 minutes and as the pictures show, they had a lot of fun.
Dutch source by: Henny van de Wetering - B.s. De Bunders