Pupils and their accompanying adults will be transported back in time to 1940 in this role-play session, which takes place in a classroom that was in use during the war.
From the moment the teacher arrives, pupils become evacuees arriving at Queen Street School and must obey the strict discipline standards of school life. To reassure pupils and let their families know where they have been evacuated to, pupils will start the lesson by writing a postcard home to Mother using a dip pen and ink. This will be followed by arithmetic, aircraft recognition and drawing lessons. Of course, as there is a war going on, there will be equipment shortages and pupils will be drilled in the correct way to put on and wear their gas masks.
Target Age: Key Stage 1 and 2
Duration: 60 minutes
Group size: Maximum 33 pupils