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Evacuee Day

Last week Year 6 took a step back in time and experienced what life was like for evacuees in 1941.  Through the excellent History Off the Page school experience, the children spent the morning in a 1940's school, writing with ink pens, and among other things, learning what to do during an air raid.  In the afternoon, the children took part in a shopping task.  They were given old money, a ration book and an ID card, they then had to purchase items from a shopping list, managing their money and their rationing stamps!  Two children were given the role of being police officers, and by asking a series of questions, had to identify a German spy hiding amongst the shoppers.  The children had a fantastic day and the whole experience brought to life all they had been learning about life during World War II.