Pupils get a taste of life in War-time Britain
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.”
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.