During World War II, Britain’s railways were used to transport evacuees from designated ‘danger’ zones to reception areas around the country. Apart from Norwich and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk was considered safe and as such thousands of children were sent there over the course of the war. This session is designed to explore the evacuee experience using a local focus, building knowledge of wartime evacuation and encouraging imaginative, creative responses to history.
Typically, this day takes place at Whitwell & Reepham Station, where pupils will have the opportunity to ride a train and experience a lovingly restored historic station. Transport for schools is funded by the project. Please get in touch to discuss availability.
History: Local History; Extended Chronological Study.
English: Spoken Language; Word Reading; Comprehension; Composition; Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation.
Maths: Addition & Subtraction.
For more information or to make a booking, please contact our Education Officer.