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AREAS COVERED: Balestra living history provides high quality primary school living history workshops to schools in the North West of England in the following areas: Manchester, Oldham, Wigan, Sefton, Trafford, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington, Stockport, Bury, Knowsley, Halton, Tameside, Bolton, Liverpool, Salford, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Staffordshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire
We are also happy to consider travelling further afield for a small mileage surcharge - see here for further details.
What was life like for children in World War Two? To have to cope not only with the rationing and evacuee programmes, but also the blitz that had such a harrowing effect on everyone's lives? Find out with an exciting and interactive WW2 workshop in your school tailored perfectly to both the current creative curriculum and also the new National Curriculum from September 2014.
A perfect addition to any WW2 topic, now your pupils can gain some idea of how this must have felt with one of our simulated Air Raid Warden training workshops, planned from the ground up with two main aims in mind, one, to bring your second world war topic to life in a totally new way, and two, to teach towards and to expand upon the topic objectives, so that your pupils will learn above and beyond all your expectations.
Delivered and planned by a QTS teacher, after an all important interactive timeline and hands on artefact investigation, the ARP Warden “trainees” experience a series of activities designed to match the key duties of the Warden's role. These include blacking out windows to the tune of "Put that light out Nelly!"; bandaging each other up using a genuine WW2 first aid instruction booklet and ending the day by putting out pretend 'fires' with a genuine stirrup pump, .
With over 60 genuine second world war artefacts for the pupils to use and investigate (such as genuine safe to handle gas masks with replica modern filters), they perform their own historical enquiry to come up with their own ideas about what life would have been like in the Blitz from both sides of the evacuee story.
If you would like further details on exactly what each package entails, or have any other queries about these very special living history presentations, please click the 'enquire now" button to request an enquiry pack, comprising of an information sheet, a pricelist and a detailed sample itinerary.
Outstanding WW2 living history workshops in your school
FUN AND INTERACTIVE WW2 AIR RAID WARDEN TRAINING WORKSHOPS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCHOOL!
Discover what life was really like for children in WW2 with a wide range of GENUINE WW2 artefacts to handle and fantastic themed activities
C Jones, y3 teacher, Yorkshire
"A thoroughly exciting and enjoyable session and a fantastic in-school experience!"
A Pepper, y5 teacher, Sale
"Thoroughly enjoyable! It consolidated the topic very well with a real hands on experience which all children were able to participate in."
Nicola, Year 3 teacher, Salford