Pupils in Pontypool learn about the home front
8:01am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
Pontymoile Primary School pupils who took part in a WW2 event at Pontypool museum. Pictured are Alliya Hodges, (ok), and Corey Gibbs, (mask) (1625465)
PONTYPOOL primary school pupils were transported back in time at Pontypool Museum.
Pupils from Pontymoile Primary School took part in the two hour workshop that aimed to bring life of the 1940’s home front alive.
Class teacher, Charlotte Kembrey, explained that prior to the visit the year 5 and year 6 pupils had been learning about the war in the class.
She said: “At the museum the pupils were fully engaged as they realised just what life was like at home during the war.
“They really enjoyed the visit as it brought it to life for them.”
The children were greeted by characters each with their own story to tell about life on the home front.
Characters included a mother whose son was killed, a man on the home front and his wife.
Through them, the pupils learnt about wartime food and clothing rations, the land army and being safe during an air raid.
They then become an evacuee and joined the Home Guard.
Back in the classroom, they designed and built Anderson Shelters, grew vegetables in the school grounds and used the produce to make Woolton pie using a WWII recipe from the museum.
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