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Year 4 enhance learning on World War Two at Home Front Museum

Year 4 enhance learning on World War Two at Home Front Museum

A group of Preparatory School pupils got the chance to learn more about life during the war on a recent visit.

The Year 4 group at Rydal Penrhos made the short trip to Llandudno on Monday, September 24, where they visited the resort’s Home Front museum to enhance their learning as part of their topic on World War Two.

During the trip they found out about what it would have been like to have been a child living in the UK during the war, including the blackout, rationing and the evacuation.

Year 4 teacher Catherine Culver, said: “The children were very well behaved and learnt a vast amount about life at home during WW2.

“Unlike previous trips, we had a guide this year (Michelle from the ‘Women’s Voluntary Service’) and she expertly led the children around the museum and answered as many questions as she could.

“The children (and the staff) were most upset to find out that families had to kill their pets because there wasn’t enough food to feed people, let alone animals.”

The group also explored plenty of interesting facts including how road signs were swapped round to confuse the Germans if they did invade and black cows were painted with white stripes to keep them safe during the blackout.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “We always strive to make the most out of our stunning location here on the North Wales coast, and we are fortunate to have such a fantastic facility right on our doorstep which gives our pupils the perfect chance to view artefacts and dig deeper into one of the most turbulent times in modern history.”

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