Evacuation of Year 6
On Wednesday, Doves and Bullfinches took part in a role-play of what it would have been like to be evacuated…
When World War Two was declared on September 3rd 1939, children across the Kingdom were evacuated to different parts of England. As a class, we discussed the reason why children were being evacuated and what it must have felt like for children to be separated from their families.
Many children were separated from their siblings and adopted into families they never seen before. Some children were given homes with good families while others were not. On Wednesday, Doves and Bullfinches were tagged with their details and destination. Then the children had to wait at the train station, unsure about their future.
Finally on the train, children chatted with one another about their destination and what they expect once they are there. Finally, once they’ve arrived, the children were brought to a sorting station where a Billeting Officer organised and gave the children away to different families who were required to take as many as they could.
In the end, the Year 6 pupils were able to experience what it was like for children back then and we discussed the feelings and emotions they went through.
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