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The Home Guard visits Rushcroft school!

June 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Home Guard visits Rushcroft school! · For pupils, For teachers, workshop photos

I just wanted to share these pictures from my recent visit to the excellent Rushcroft Primary school in Oldham. Pupils had great fun learning about the WW2 Home Front and dressed up in some excellent costumes, with the teachers joining in too, with an evacuee and Nurse turning up on the day. The class teacher […]

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“Sausages for Tea” WW2 primary school play

November 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on “Sausages for Tea” WW2 primary school play · For teachers, Links to other websites

Teachers, this great little resource has come to my attention which you may want to check out. It’s a full play, complete with castlist and notes, and is perfect for your WW2 drama day in school. Happy history acting and TTFN! Arts On The Move Plays for Children and Playscripts for Schools.

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Teaching resource review: World War 2 Day Ideas

June 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Teaching resource review: World War 2 Day Ideas · For teachers, Links to other websites

Some great ideas here for a WW2 day in school, courtesy of the brilliant teaching ideas site: World War 2 Day Ideas.

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A Home Guard soldier pays a visit to the brilliant Mereside school!

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on A Home Guard soldier pays a visit to the brilliant Mereside school! · Building our workshops, For pupils, For teachers, workshop photos

Many thanks to Mereside school in Blackpool for making me so welcome yesterday as both an Air Raid Warden and a Home Guard soldier visited their school for their World War Two home front workshop. Led by Mr B the chief ARP warden, the pupils had the opportunity to explore a range of genuine WW2 […]

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How to be an artefact detective!

April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on How to be an artefact detective! · For pupils, Top tips

The most important tool in learning about History is the investigation of items (called ‘artefacts‘) or documents from the period we are studying. The reason for this is that they are almost like eye-witnesses to a particular date in time and as a result they often contain a lot of information about what was happening […]

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