'Wartime' living for youngsters
ROMAN Way School has been evacuated. But don t worry – it was all part of a project on the Second World War. Pupils at the Royston school got dressed up as wartime evacuees and undertook a series of activities designed to give them an insight into what li
ROMAN Way School has been evacuated.
But don't worry - it was all part of a project on the Second World War.
Pupils at the Royston school got dressed up as wartime evacuees and undertook a series of activities designed to give them an insight into what life was like for children who lived during the war.
Year 4 class teacher Maria Poultney said: "Our topic this term has been the Second World War, and we've had several visitors in, including some actual evacuees, who talked about their experiences
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"We thought a dressing up day would be a good way to round things off."
The children were split into groups, and took part in various tasks, including making gas-mask box labels and learning to dance the Jitterbug.
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The day was peppered by the sound of air raid sirens, which was the cue for everyone to disappear under the tables.
In the afternoon, family and friends attended a special assembly.
Marie said: "We also had a small ceremony of remembrance, which tied in with Remembrance Sunday.