WW2 Evacuees – new exciting World War 2 Evacuees Experiences and residential experience for children studying WW2 at Level 2 in the National Curriculum.
Imagine being able to take your pupils back to war-time England in the 1940's to experience life as a child evacuee as part of a fun, safe, exciting visit.
Our new programme – which is the only one of it's kind in the U.K. — will include one or two simple pre-visit classroom activities — making their own I.D. label and Gas Mask box (we will supply templates to booked groups).
Children in the 1930's–50's
For the actual visit we will arrange to "evacuate" your children by coach from your school and bring them to our centre – which is a unique WW2 heritage site having been the Headquarters of the USAAF Fighter Command from 1942–1945 — and where we still have 12 WW2 buildings.
During their 3-day stay children will be able to shop for food using ration cards, pre-decimal coinage and weights, experience a bombed – out London street, visit our 1940's house, handle clothing and artefacts from the period, take part in drill sessions and air raid procedures, and respond to an air raid alert.
For one whole day their meals will be based on original WW2 food with a menu from the period.
During this second day they will follow a typical evacuees day — helping as Land Army volunteers in our farm, helping with cooking the meals, trying out some "make do – and mend" activities, helping with washing day in our 1940's kitchen etc.
In the evening they will enjoy playing some traditional board and table games – with the wireless as background entertainment and enjoy a traditional "Beetle Drive or "Housey Housey" session and then "rationing" will end that night.
On their final day there will be a V.E. day Victory Lunch before they leave to return to modern day England.
This unique residential experience will bring the period vividly to life and throughout the programme comparisons will be made between modern and WWll experiences.
We believe this experience will truly enhance your children's understanding of this unique period in our history — the Child Evacuation programme was after all the biggest ever movement of population experienced in Great Britain.
The programme could cost as little as £90 per child (minimum group size 30) excluding VAT.
We also run a Day Visit WW2 Experience from only £7.50 (exc VAT) per child!
*See the Education Guardian Feature of 18th December 2007.
If you would like further information on either the 3-day or 1-day visits please contact Rachel Collins/ Pat Currie on 01923 233841.
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