The children in Impala and Barasingha Classes had a fabulous day when they visited Stibbington last week as part of their learning about World War II. They were so excited as they were allowed to wear 1940's style clothes and bring along a teddy as well as the gas mask holder they had made at school. They were also given new names for the day - the names of real evacuees from the war who were evacuated from London to Stibbington.
Upon arriving at the Nene Valley Train Station in Stibbington, they were met by their teachers for the day who led them to the steam train and took the register using the children's new 1940’s names. They then walked through the village and stopped at different houses which were used as real evacuation houses during the war.
Next, they were taken to the Stibbington Education Centre, where the children took part in 1940’s-style school lessons. They created their own ID cards, practised spellings using authentic pens, ink and blotting paper and enjoyed a break time on the school playground where the children had great fun playing with war-time playground toys!
During the lessons, they were suddenly interrupted by an air raid siren and their teacher swiftly led them out to the school air raid shelter where they waited until the siren stopped. This really helped the children understand and empathise with what life was like during the war. All in all, it was an unforgettable day out and we would like to thank everyone at the Stibbington Education Centre for making us feel so welcome.
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