World War 2
Investigate the Second World War with Captain Harry Avery of the Royal Navy
Interacting with a costumed period character helps the class understand daily life on the home front and in battle during the war.
Using audio/visual displays, historic artifacts , period posters, ration books, cookery books, newspapers and games the class will take an interactive part as they understand many aspects of this terrible conflict.
Topics Childrens Activity
1. Events that led up to the war The students take on the role of the various countries as
events leading up to the war unfold. This helps them to
understand the actions taken by those countries. and the
chronology of the events.
2. Supplies, food and rationing Captain Avery talks about how the Royal Navy had to
protect the Merchant Navy as supplies were brought from
around the world to keep Britain in the war. replica Ration
Books are examined, the children work out how to eat well
during rationing, use props to work out health diets and
perhaps even make some rationing food! Learn the
importance of 'Dig for Victory'
3. Everyone can help win the war! Watch out for German spies!,
Learn how to identify the enemies planes.
How to help the war effort and the people fighting.
Whats make do and mend.
Help from our friends overseas.
4. Keeping safe What's it like to be an evacuee, make evacuee labels,
Where do you think you would go? write an evacuee diary
What to do in an air raid
5. Can we still have fun? What toys did children have and what games did they play
during the war.
and if there is still time after all this the Captain may decide to drill the students. You need to be fit to face Nazi Germany!