Pupils get a taste of life in War-time Britain

Second World War experience day at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard.
Second World War experience day at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard.
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Children at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard, experienced living history before the half-term holidays.

Linda Mitchell, the school’s history and geography leader, said: “The children asked to have more real-life history in their learning and so we decided to set up two complete school days dedicated to life during the Second World War.”

Freddie Evans of Acer Class taking part in the Second World War living history experience at Pot Kiln Primary School.

Freddie Evans of Acer Class taking part in the Second World War living history experience at Pot Kiln Primary School.

On February 9 and 10 staff and students wore period dress in school and on Thursday enjoyed a special lunch.

Lessons were themed around war-time experiences, including a maths lesson involving how to divide limited food rations.

Parts of the school grounds were rotivated to illustrate the ‘Dig For Victory’ campaign to feed the nation.

On Friday a mini-museum was set up featuring artefacts loaned by families and staff. Also on Friday there was a Victory in Europe celebration assembly, including union jack flags for all pupils and wartime songs.

Kai Skinner of Cherry Class enjoying a Second World War lunch at Pot Kiln Primary School.

Kai Skinner of Cherry Class enjoying a Second World War lunch at Pot Kiln Primary School.

Pupils at Pot Kiln Primary School got to see Second World War artefacts.

Pupils at Pot Kiln Primary School got to see Second World War artefacts.