Experiencing life as an evacuee at Tatton Park
What an amazing trip we had today! As part of our topic on World War 2, we visited Tatton Park to experience life as an evacuee. During the last war, children from large cities were evacuated to the countryside and some of them went to Tatton Park. As new evacuees to a working farm, the children in 5H and 5K learned something of what life was like for these children. The move to strange surroundings, the jobs they had to do and the precautions they had to take.
During our visit, the land girls, who worked at Tatton during the war, set the children to work, introduced them to the animals they would help to look after and taught us popular wartime songs to sing in the air raid shelter. Aunt Mary who lived in the Farm cottage, showed us our new home, discussed rationing and we all produced food cooked on her range- that toast was extremely tasty!
Our visit helped us compare and contrast life in World War Two England to the present day. It was an excellent learning experience and one the children will remember for years to come. As always, the children represented our school incredibly well and we received compliment after compliment on their attitude and behaviour. Well done, 5H and 5K!