WORLD WAR II
WORKSHOP

Topics Covered

Introduction to WWII
Life in the Trenches
Air Raid Shelters
Munitions Workers
Propaganda
The Blitz & Blackouts
Evacuees
How the War Ended

Activities

WWII Artefacts
Code Cracking
Spy Training
Drama & Roleplay
Games
Opportunities to ask Questions
Big Quiz to round off the day

NOTE: If we are working with one class for a full day, we can go into more depth with certain topics if you wish us to.

In More Detail…

Let us take you back to World War II and the 1940’s. Your students will learn all about the role Britain played in helping to bring World War II to an end. They will learn about how food became scarce and so we had to start rationing. They will learn how the government crafted clever adverts to encourage us to do things. such as signing up for the war effort and growing our own vegetables.

We bring with us a telegraph device, similar to the ones that were used to send coded messages during the war. The students will have a chance to crack and create their own codes using our special challenge – ‘The Great British Code Off!’.

The students will get to experience what it may have felt like to be evacuated to the country, living with a foreign family and not knowing when you will be return. They will learn that it was not necessarily the fun holiday that some people make it out to have been.

Finally, we bring in a selection of artefacts to really give the students a sense of what life was like back in the 1940’s. These include oil lamps, replica bomb devices and clothing.

Checklist

DBS Checked Facilitators
Fully Risk Assessed
Public Liability Insurance
FREE Resource Packs
Covid 19 Protocols in Place

Group Size

Up to 90 children (3 classes) can take part in a full days workshop. For large groups we will need to split the day up slightly.

Space

A big hall is ideal for large groups. However quite often we can fit into one or more classrooms dependent on the group size.

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