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Term 3 - WW2: Escape to the Country

World War 2 Trip To Kent Life



Giraffes had a great day visiting Kent Life to find out more about life during WW2 through a range of great workshops.

We started the morning being evacuated to the countryside to escape the bombing in London. Upon arrival, we were assigned a host family by the billeting officer. After this, we wrote letters home to our families to tell them all about how we were settling in and what we had been up to.

Next, we learnt about life in the Home Guard and were taught how to march and even had the opportunity to hold a rifle. It was extremely heavy!


After Lunch, we learnt about rationing and the black market from a farmer who really made us giggle! He took us on a tour of the farm too to see where our food really comes from. It was great to see the animals, even if the pigs were a little smelly!


Lastly, we learnt about the air raids from the local ARP Officer. He helped us understand how to spot British and German planes as well as telling us what to do in the event of an air raid. We became part of the fire team, when we had to work together to put out a 'fire'. We were also able to take a closer look at a real Anderson Shelter.


We all had a great day learning more about our WW2 theme and are looking forward to another term of WW2.


Thank you Kent Life for making our day brilliant!


Rationing & The Black Market