As part of our World War 2 topic, the children in Japan and South Africa classes experienced what it might have felt like to be an evacuee in 1940. On Tuesday we walked to the station, where the children reflected on how they would have felt if they had been travelling away from their homes to be evacuated, leaving their families behind.
In addition to this, we visited some places of relevance in the village, such as the church and the pillbox on Park Mound, to find out more about the roles that they had played in World War 2. In St Mary’s Church they inspected the war graves in the cemetery and the war memorial from WW2 which lists the names of the young men who gave their lives in that conflict. On their return to school, they enjoyed looking at photographs and artefacts and listening to first-hand accounts from relatives. A huge thank you to all the helpers who kindly gave up their morning to accompany us on our walk.