The Bishops C of E Learning Academy

The Bishops' C of E Learning Academy

Trip - Britain in the Blitz

Year 2 at The Bishops' have been very fortunate this half term to gain a sense of what life would have been like for a WWll evacuee through various, real-life experiences.

Firstly, they were immersed in a topic themed day. They were transported back to September 1939, listened to the declaration of war and role played different activities including packing their suitcase, farming the land and even hiding under tables at the sound of the air raid siren!

Later in the term, one of our pupils' grandparents came in to talk to the children about his own experiences as a child who was evacuated from London to Liverpool during the war years. The children were fascinated by his stories and asked lots of questions to develop a further understanding of what life was really like for children all that time ago.

Most recently, Year 2 enjoyed a trip to the Britain in the Blitz museum at Flambards. They thoroughly enjoyed looking at the war memorabilia and artifacts and again, asked lots of questions about what life would have been like in WWll.

For the culmination of their topic, the children will perform a dance that they have been rehearsing with Miss Katie from Bell Dance Academy on Thursday 13th December. All members of the community are welcome to join us at The Bishops' at 1.15pm so please spread the word!