Tuesday, 25 November 2008

World War 2 Afternoon

On Monday 10th November, three grandparents who lived during the Second World War came to our school to talk and answer questions about their experiences. All of the children were interested to hear their points of view from the Second World War. One of them brought in some war posters and one other brought in a real gas mask!
Mr Crisp, Mr Park and Mrs Farman were asked these questions:

What was life like when the war ended?
How did you feel when war was declared?
Did you listen to Neville Chamberlain’s speech?
How were you treated by your host family?
What luxuries did you have that you didn’t have at home?
Where were you evacuated to and from?
Did your relatives come and visit you?
What did your family think of your new home?
Did your make any friends in your new school?How were you treated by the local children?

It was a very informative afternoon as we learnt lots of things about evacuation and what it was like for children during the war.
When you get to Year 6 at Orchard you will hopefully have a great experience like we did!

Thank you for reading this article.

By Emily, Marianne, Lauren and Elizabeth

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