WWII Evacuation Role Play
Site: Lotherton Hall
History, Citizenship, Science
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Lotherton Hall is marking the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Workshops bring to life two significant events in British history. Pupils will experience empathy for those living during the war years through hands-on activities, investigation and discovery.
Take your class back in time to World War II for the day. Arrive as evacuees to Lotherton Hall, learn Morse Code, train with a nurse for first aid and draw up a plan for how you will share the House with wounded soldiers. Pupils will gain an insight into how it would have felt being an evacuee through meeting Mr. Robinson the Billeting Officer and Miss. Smith the Housekeeper.
A day packed full of activities to help pupils understand life as an evacuee including a tour of the Gascoigne home and experiencing an air raid siren/gas attack, resulting in sheltering in the Chapel.
- explores evacuee life through experiencing it
- focuses on role-play
- promotes enquiry and questioning skills
World War Two Christmas workshops available in November and December. See the Christmas tree and the dining room set out for a typical 1940’s Christmas dinner.
‘Role play allows the children to develop a sense of empathy’ KS2 teacher
‘We have used the visit to develop the children’s writing as they have written detailed accounts about what happened’ KS2 teacher
For more information or to make a booking, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 3782969.
History:local history study, and a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Citizenship: Preparing to play an active role as citizens.
Science: Sc1. Scientific enquiry - checking and testing; Sc4. Physical processes - construct simple circuits.
Literacy: speaking and listening
Cost: £130 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30