Year 6 Girls’ Evacuee Day
As part of their History topic on World War Two, the Year 6 girls spent the day experiencing life as an evacuee.
To start the day, the girls made their way to the ‘train station’ where they waited with anticipation to make their nerve-wracking journey to their new homes. As the journey began, the girls introduced themselves to each other with their World War 2 names and discussed how they were feeling about being evacuated.
After arriving at their destination, Billeting Officers Miss Copping and Mrs Curwen assigned the girls to their new host families. Following this, girls visited their ‘new classrooms’. The girls very much enjoyed experiencing what it would be like to have a brand-new teacher and classroom.
Following this was the most exciting part of the day: snack time! The girls sat together and enjoyed their WW2 snacks of jam sandwiches, fruit and digestive biscuits whilst listening to some wartime music.
Following this, the girls wrote some formal letters home to their parents on tea-stained paper. They told their parents all about their new host families and how they were feeling about their experiences so far.
In the afternoon, the girls enjoyed making their very own gas masks out of card, cellophane and bubble wrap. Miss Copping and Mrs Curwen were very impressed with the final products!
The day ended with an opportunity to start watching the film ‘Carrie’s War’ which is about a World War 2 evacuee, based on the novel by Nina Bawden. The girls enjoyed the day and really immersed themselves into the life of an evacuee.
Miss Copping and Mrs Curwen would like to thank parents for their support in supplying costumes and snacks – the girls looked fabulous!
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