Evacuation to Kelham Island

Betty Wilson explains why Sheffield was so important in the war.

Betty Wilson explains why Sheffield was so important in the war.

Yesterday, the pupils in Year 6 were evacuated from school to visit Kelham Island Museum where they took part in a special “Children of World War 2” day. Everyone (including staff) was dressed up in clothes reminiscent of the time and had a great day finding out what life was like for people in Sheffield during the war. There was a drill session, time in an Anderson shelter, a bit of historical enquiry and the chance to see the power of the mighty River Don Engine at work. All in all, a fabulous day was had by everyone with some real, first-hand learning taking place.

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