World War II
During your school trip, the children will focus on The Home Front, where every British person is doing all they can do fight the war. Our Air Raid Precaution Wardens will meet your children, as they arrive as evacuees in late 1940, from an urban area.
On arrival the new evacuees are enrolled into the 1st Ufton Scouts and Guide units and throughout their stay they are trained to help their community and protect against raids. Learning how to make the best out of rationed items, crack codes and protect yourself in an air raid will all be a part of their World War II childhood
For full immersion, please come dressed as evacuees with your gas mask!
The Air Raid (Blitzkrieg)
Take cover when the siren sounds and find out more about the blackout. What was life like?
Wartime Childhood – bow making
Experience bow making to make your own toy bow and arrow to play one of the top favourite games during the 40s – cowboys and Indians!
Life on the farm
Experience elements of WWII farming through milking, wattling and interacting with animals
Wartime Childhood Campfire
COOKING INCLUDED FOR RESIDENTIAL ONLY
Experience an element of WWII life by trying to start a fire using historical techniques
Learn how to plait, sew on a button and make a rag rug. These skills enable us to be self-sufficient
Home Front artefacts
Investigate a range of WWII objects. What materials are used and why?
Wartime Childhood – den building
Experience building a den with your friends. Can you make it waterproof? (Water bombs may be deployed!!)
We discover some coded messages across the airwaves. Can you decipher them?
Study Home Front life in terms of their leisure pursuits – try your hand at some games
WWII Children's Tea Party
Everybody loves a party, especially during these difficult days…
Includes WWII Dance