What was life like for children in World War Two? To have to cope not only with the rationing and evacuee programmes, but also the blitz that had such a harrowing effect on everyone's lives?
A perfect addition to your creative curriculum ww2 topic, now your pupils can gain some idea of how this must have felt with one of our simulated Air Raid Warden or Home Guard training workshops, planned from the ground up with two main aims in mind, one, to bring your second world war topic to life in a totally new way, and two, to teach towards and to expand upon the topic objectives, so that your pupils will learn above and beyond all your expectations.
Delivered and planned by a QTS teacher, and fully artefact-based, the ARP Warden or Home Guard “trainees” experience a series of activities designed to match the key duties of the respective role. For the Warden version, these include blacking out windows to the tune of "Put that light out Nelly!"; putting out pretend 'fires' with a genuine stirrup pump, and bandaging each other up using both WW2 and modern methods to find out which is best. Likewise, for the Home Guard workshop, the activities involve a marching drill, where pupils learn simple drill commands and control their own small group, and also a Danger UXB task, whereby they learn about the science of unexploded bombs while testing the steadiness of their hands.
With over 60 genuine second world war artefacts for the pupils to use and investigate, they perform their own historical enquiry to come up with their own ideas about what life would have been like in the Blitz from both sides of the evacuee story.
If you would like further details on exactly what each package entails, or have any other queries about these very special living history presentations, please click the 'enquire now" button to request an enquiry pack, comprising of an information sheet, a pricelist and a detailed sample itinerary.