Year 5 experienced a little of what it would have been like for the children who were evacuated during the second world war. The children were met by their host, Farmer Tyler, who explained how they would be going to stay at her farm and attend the local primary school. They then travelled by steam train to Broadway where they spotted a suspicious looking man who was later captured by Miss Hillier and Miss Francis for being a spy! Back at Winchcombe station the children experienced what it would have been like to shelter from an air raid and learnt the important skills of firefighting should incendiary bombs be used.
This trip will now form the basis for their learning in both history and English. Thank you to all parents who helped make the day so special by sourcing 1940’s style clothing and creating packed lunches wrapped in paper and string!