We are proud to present our superb World War 2 activities for your school.
A typical day will introduce two characters from the period, although we can happily provide more or less as required. We encourage children to come dressed up in 1940s attire with their gas masks!
If you book two reenactors, children will meet Billy Spicer, an Air Raid Warden, and Molly Stringer – a housewife and member of the Women’s Voluntary Service (WVS]).
As is usual with a Black Knight school workshops, we start the day by surprising all the students in assembly, and outlining the plans for the day.
The day typically unfolds after listening to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s speech of September 1939 on a period wireless set, and identifying the enemy’s flag. We explore life on the Home Front, the reasons behind the conflict, Hitler’s rise to power, Winston Churchill, identifying friend and foe, medical treatments, life during the Blitz, rationing, Air Raid procedures, technological advancements during the war, and the Final Solution.
All with hundreds of artefacts, roleplay, and mystery object identification. We provide individual background character sheets for every student for exploration of various second World War topics – over 30 unique character cards, all different, with 1930s names and a WW2 detective game.
We end the day with our very special ‘Home Guard Training Course’ as seen below. A truly memorable day!