History was brought to life at school on Thursday, 7th November ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
Our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to taste the food in ration packs, try on helmets and have a go at a paintball shooting range.
A display was installed in the school hall which included lots of items. These included an area to celebrate diversity, a family picture book and visual history, a ration book, an identity card, a book of wartime recipes, a Women’s Land Army leaflet, knitted poppies and books covering World War I and II.
Learning mentor and deputy safeguarding lead Ms Gordon and Year 6 teaching assistant Miss Ruffley taught the children about World Wars I and II last term and wanted to be make it more real in the countdown to Remembrance Day.
Miss Gordon contacted Company Sergeant Major WO2 Barrington Brown of the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment, who brought along some of his soldiers as well as Staff Sergeant Carl Shankland and Sergeant Phil Edis from the Army Reservists to hold a series of workshops where we held the workshops on World War I and II, one of the sessions focused on how ethnic groups fought in both wars which we all found interesting.
It was a great day thoroughly enjoyed by the children.