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Life on the Home Front

Derek Dinsdale, an ARP Warden, will come to your school to show you what life was like on the Home Front during the Second World War.

During an introductory talk children will find out about rationing, evacuation, salvage collection, air-raids and shelters. This will be followed by series of hands-on activities, including tasks for children around the home such as laundry, packing a suitcase, wartime toys, morse code and bandaging. These activities give the children an opportunity to learn and develop new skills.

Learning Outcomes

Children will be able to:

  • Compare their life to the lives of children in the past
  • Consider what life was like for children living during Wartime
  • Understand rationing, why and how it was implemented

Suitable for Key Stages 1 & 2 – Max 30 children per workshop

Cost = £100 per 2-hour session, £190 all day in school

For more information or to discuss a booking please contact Su Vale on 01299 250416 or e-mail