KS2 Stibbington Evacuee Day
January 2014
Despite the cold, our KS2 children all ended their World War II topic with an exciting trip to the Stibbington Centre near Peterborough as evacuees. Following the footsteps of actual people who were evacuated from London during the War years, everyone took the part of an evacuee and got a feeling of what it may have been like for those who had to leave their homes and relocate to another part of the country.

The day began at the Nene Valley Railway station where we were met off the train by one of the Stibbington teachers. As we walked through the village to the school we were shown some of the houses where we were going to be staying.
At school the day involved us completing our ID cards and learning about what we should do to try and keep ourselves safe during the war.
For lunch we were treated to spam, jam and cheese sandwiches after which we enjoyed playing with the toys belonging to the children of Stibbington and exploring the Anderson shelter which we hoped we'd never need to use for real.
We spent the afternoon in the classroom practising our handwriting and spelling in addition to putting on our gas masks. Unfortunately the air raid sirens sounded for a while so we evacuated to the shelter but thankfully no bombs were dropped nearby.
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