How did World War II impact upon the people and industries of Lincolnshire (in particular the children)? During the war Lincolnshire hosted evacuees from major cities e.g. Leeds and Sheffield. The sessions explore various aspects of the war upon civilians, for example rationing, evacuation and preparing for the Blitz.
The activities focus upon life in Lincolnshire on the Home Front and gives an insight into the challenges they faced.
This workshop includes all of the following:
Evacuees: In this workshop the pupils assemble in a period school where they learn how to don their gas mask, why people were sent out of the cities and what to pack if they were evacuated.
Rationing: Explore life on the home front and the challenges this posed by rationing and campaigns such as ‘Make do and Mend’ and ‘Dig for Victory’. Engage with activities based upon the preparations that were made for the Blitz, including an Air Raid drill (with a real siren) and the Anderson shelter where they must shelter until the all clear.