It is October 1940, and the Luftwaffe’s bombing raids have switched from military to civilian targets — the Blitz has begun. HM Government has ordered your school to evacuate, and all of your children have travelled by train to safety in the countryside, where they shall live in foster homes for an indefinite amount of time.

The morning begins as a typical 1940s school day in the children’s new school. In the afternoon they will get to know their adoptive community, exploring the High Street to visit and work for a number of traders, often including:

  • The cobbler
  • The newspaper office
  • The general grocer
  • Bicycle shop
  • Post Office
  • Ironmonger
  • Chemist
  • Carpenter
  • The Bank
  • The National ‘Caf’ (tearoom)

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By the end of the school workshop, the children should have a good understanding of the cause and effect of the evacuations during the Second World War.