Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Year 5 WW2 Evacuee Trip

Wow what a day!

Here are a few pictures from our WW2 day at Gressenhall. First, we met in the chapel hall and we were introduced to our leaders for the day. We went to help Mable with the Women’s Land Army. We learned about growing crops and the clothing they had to wear. We then learned about what to do in an air raid. Beware the videos are loud. The first video is an air raid siren 🚨 warning us of an incoming German bombing run. The second is a warning of a gas attack. We had to take cover in the Anderson shelter! Later, we then practised and completed basic training as part of the Home Guard. We learned how to march, stand at ease and stand at attention! Then we took part in bayonet training. We learned how to hold our rifles and bayonets. We marched to our training area and practised our war cries and attacked the sacks from a tree 🗡. We then finished with a shopping trip to learn about rations and a cooking lesson on WW2 ingredients 🥘. What a wonderful day. The children were fantastic all day and behaved brilliantly 👏🏻😀

Year 5 - Gressenhall WW2 Evacuee Trip