Year 4 at St John’s C of E First School in Frome recently re-enacted a WWII Evacuation Day as part of their studies on the theme Is It Right To Fight? Over the term, the Maple and Sycamore classes moved from listening to Chamberlain’s Declaration of War speech to making gas masks, ID cards and ration books. Pupils experienced mock-air raid sirens and taught to shelter under tables.
Filmed by Jade and Ed Thomas of Frome TV, Evacuation Day at St John’s C of E First School is a beautiful film capturing how the children of Maple and Sycamore classes felt about their Evacuation Day. Interestingly, even though they knew it wasn’t real, both children and parents were affected by the experience.