On Wednesday 21st March 2018, the children in Maple Class learnt what it may have been like for children who were evacuated in World War II. In order to get completely into character, the children arrived in costume and looked AMAZING! The children looked at photographs of evacuation and thought about words which would describe how the children looked and felt. They worked in teams to create tableaux scenes of evacuees waiting on the train station platform in preparation for our visit to the photography studio.
Next, they experienced a train journey, noticing how the scenes from the train window changed as they left the city for the countryside. After a jam sandwich and a hot chocolate, they learnt about billeting and how scary it would have been to stay with unknown people. They were split into teams and given characters that they were staying with. They then used this information to write a postcard home to their parents about the experience.
A big thank you to the parents for all their help in gathering the different items. When you see the photographs, I think you will agree that it was worth the effort!