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Sunday, 2 December 2018
Written by Nicola Reid

The Home Front Comes to Eastwick

The Home Front Comes to Eastwick

On Friday 16th November pupils and staff at Eastwick School were immersed in their curriculum topic of 'Is it right to fight?’, learning about World War one and World War Two, when the Home Front Bus arrived at the school.

Staff and pupils dressed up in vintage and home-made clothes that replicated those worn by evacuees to enhance this unique Living History Experience. The classic double decker bus houses detailed reconstructions of a 1940s living room where pupils engaged in discussions about what life was like, the fear and impact of families disintegrating; a shop focusing on rationing and the need to grow your own vegetables; a bombed-out street and the role of Wardens; plus an air raid shelter with sounds and smells. Each set each contained period features and artefacts replicating the sights and sounds on the Home Front during World War 2.

The Home Front Bus enabled the topic to come to life and the pupils were fully engaged. The event saw thoughtful discussion and the pupils were able to eloquently share their knowledge on the subject and describe the differences between the way of life during the war and how they now live. The experience was made even more poignant by the time of year the event took place and recognising the 100th memorial of Armistice Day. 

 



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