Friday, 22 November 2013

Year 6 Second World War Day

Year 6 have been learning about the lives of children in wartime Britain and they experienced it for themselves during Second World War Day. Pupils and staff dressed in authentic costumes as evacuees, army officers, land girls and other characters from the time. The children made gas masks, used rationed ingredients to bake surprisingly delicious carrot cookies and sang uplifting wartime songs. This was interrupted by the terrifying sound of air raid sirens which sent children scurrying under their desks for safety. The day really helped pupils gain a greater appreciation of the challenges faced by children during World War II.