Category: Primary 4 2013-14 Archive
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014 09:53
Primary Four classes had great fun experiencing life as an evacuee in our Living History Day. Along with staff from Craigavon Museum Services, parents and teachers we endeavoured to recreate life experiences from almost eighty years ago!!
Children first took their journey to their new homes in the country. They were then sent to their 'Billets' and the adventure began. In teams named after wartime nations, part of both allied and axis powers, the children participated in a variety of interactive activities. These included rationing, war time air raid drill, handling a museum of artifacts, cracking a secret morse code message, as a special agents, baking carrot cookies to a war time recipe and tasting sandwiches fillings from during the war. These were fillings such as Mock Banana (parsnips and banana essence), spam and carrot, cheese and mayonnaise. Spam was the favourite filling by quite a majority. We completed the day by producing our WW2 propaganda posters. A great learning experience and enjoyable day was had by all.
Sincere thanks to Craigavon Museum Services and our parent helpers along with classroom assistants and teaching staff for all the hard work.
Thanks also to all the parents who ensured each child came to school in 1940's clothing - this added to the whole atmosphere of the day. P4 boys and girls will certainly remember their Living History Day for many years to come!
Please click READ MORE to view the full gallery of over 100 images from the day.