As part of our topic launch, “Conflict through the Ages” we looked at the Andersen Shelters and the blitz. The shelters were an important part of the war effort to keep people safe during the air raids. The Andersen shelters were made from six pieces of corrugated iron and were half buried in the ground with earth heaped on top to protect them from bomb blasts. As the war progressed, people began to plant flowers and even grow vegetables on roof of the shelter. Our challenge was to build a durable, waterproof and camouflaged Andersen Shelters. On day one, we designed and selected the materials for our shelters before covering in papier-mache to make the structure durable. On the second day, we decorated our shelters. We enjoyed the project and our looking forward to our topic.