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World War II comes to Rudheath Primary Academy


Waiting for the trainChildren in Year 4, 5 and 6 came to school dressed as evacuees last Friday to help launch the Learning Challenge ‘Friend or Foe?’ The aim of the day was to learn about what life would have been like for children on the Home Front and provided lots of opportunities to bring history to life. Our evacuees learned about the types of food they would have eaten and collected tomatoes and carrots from our very own Victory Garden. They realised the necessity to ‘Make to and Mend’ working collaboratively on rag rugs to place in the school Anderson Shelter and handled authentic artefacts from the time of World War II. Trying on replica gas masks made our children realise how uncomfortable and claustrophobic it must have been for children of the day. Now we are all looking forward to putting our outfits back on and spending a day at the Stockport Air Raid Shelters where they have been promised, ‘a labyrinth of tunnels under part of Stockport which provided shelter, and a way of life for families from in and around the town centre through the dark days of the Blitz’.