As part of our topic, ‘A Child’s War’, Year 6 were asked to come to school dressed as evacuees. As well as donning some fantastic fancy dress, the children also brought in a shoebox of treasured possessions and WW2-era snacks, which helped them to imagine what it felt like to really be evacuated.
Over the course of the day, children created gas masks, used rations to make apple crumble, cross-stitched and made mats. The whole day was soundtracked by a CD of wonderful WW2 songs, kindly provided by Daniel.
Our evacuee day was a fantastic memorable experience to kickstart our new topic, I look forward to seeing what else we get up to.