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Children experience hands-on WWII

In partnership with the CfBT, we spent two weeks in January 2012 at their Environmental Centre in Freiston. Several schools came to the centre over the two weeks to take part in this exciting learning event. The children split into five groups, which rotated during the day to each experience five separate activities.  
2) The children dressed in authentic WWII uniforms and were taken from the centre in our army truck to the Freiston Shore WWII Coastal Defence buildings to learn about, and experience, what it would have been like to be a soldier in the 1940’s.
3) The children had a hands-on cooking lesson, using only rationed ingredients available during the war. They baked carrot cookies which were delicious!
4) All the children had a go at scaling the Centre’s climbing tower, working as a team to get the best out of this fantastic opportunity.
Learning about the Land Army during WW2 Cooking with wartime rations
1) The children learned about rationing, life on the Home Front during the war years and the importance of the Land Army.
Taking a trip to actual WWII coastal defence buildings
5) After hearing a siren in the Centre, the children evacuated to an air-raid shelter in the wooded area nearby, where they experienced the sights and sounds of an actual air raid. They also were encouraged to write letters home whilst in the shelter, as they would have done as evacuees during the war.
CfBT Education Trust Click here to see pictures taken during      this fantastic two-week event..       
Children using the climbing tower Experiencing the sights and sounds of an air raid  Freiston Environmental Centre Gallery