Category: Primary 4 2015-16 Archive
Published: Friday, 13 May 2016 16:01
Today in P4 the children travelled back in time to experience World War 2.
When the children arrived in their wonderful outfits they went straight up to the muga. They were sent on an imaginary train journey back to the 1940s and when they arrived at their destination, names were called out and the children went into different groups. These groups then walked down into the school building to take part in rationing, evacuation, air raid activities, craft, investigations, and food tasting. They also had the chance to look through our wonderful museum of artefacts, created using items provided by the Council and from many of our own parents, grandparents and great grandparents (THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH!)
For break the pupils also had either ham, jam or cheese sandwiches, wrapped in brown paper, and an apple, just like the children of the 1940s.
The children also got to watch some cartoons from the WW2 era and had a sing a-long with numerous war-time songs.
The highlight of the day was listening to our guest speakers; James, who was an evacuee as a child, George, a messenger cub scout during the war, and Dorothy, who grew up in an English village where many evacuees were sent.
A huge thankyou to all parents who got your children ready for the day (what fantastic costumes), and especially to those parents and grandparents who gave up their time to come in and help out. Thanks must also be given to Craigavon Museum Services who brought in many resources and volunteers to work with the children. We all loved it
Please take some time to look through the pictures of the day. Just click 'read more'