Stop The Clock Day - World War II

13th November 2015

On Monday 9 November the whole school took part in a day of activities to remember the events of World War Two. Many pupils enjoyed the fantastic theatre performance by Aesop Theatre Company about Stanley, a young boy from London who was evacuated and sent back to London. Well done to all the pupils who helped the actors on stage!

 

Some of our older students met a lady called Ruth Barnet and took part in a question and answer session about her first hand experiences of being sent to England as part of the Kindertransport initiative which was a series of rescue efforts which brought thousands of refugee Jewish children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940. Key Stage 4 students took part in workshops about kindertransport with Helen Carr an outreach worker from  the Holocaust Educational Trust.

 

During the day the whole school took part in a wide range of war time activities including flying wartime (paper) aeroplanes, jive dancing, digging for victory, making propaganda posters, breaking wartime codes, cooking WW2 style, learning about the Blitz through drama, writing about wartime experiences and making remembrance poppies.

 

It was a fantastic day and we would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and pupils for joining in so well to create a fun packed day of learning.