World War 2 Visitor

On Thursday, we had a visit from a man (Private Ronald Warner) to tell my class about World War 2. He was just fantastic. The children and teachers dressed up as evacuees and 1940’s women.

Ronald brought in many artefacts from the war including toys, radios, sirens. He used the children to explain the war. Different children were different countries, weapons and soldiers. As he was a visitor, he could get away with calling children ugly and silly, and about how women are meant to be a housewife.

I had the joys of firing a rifle at the children, learning how to prepare it. I must say it was heavy. Apparently, it was the light version. I do not envy soldier who have to carry that 24/7.

From the children’s point of view ,the best part of the day was becoming fire fighters, learning how the fire hoses work to put out the fires. Obviously they needed a target, and guess who was in the running. Yes, us two teacher. The children got us drenched. That’s definitely one way to break the ice. I was so wet through, I didn’t dry off until getting home that evening but it was good fun and luckily the sun was out.

In the afternoon, we sung war song with action, where the children were competing against each other. They were interesting song and action. One action was where the children had to kiss towards their teacher. Slightly inappropriate.

Spies was next on the agenda. Why were there spies? How were the caught, you ask? A game was played where one child had a morse code device and three children were blind folded. These children has to point to the noise. It was easier to find the spy when the detectives were spread out.

What an exciting and enjoyable, yet slightly wet day.

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