Haddenham.net

Evacuees for the Day!

Home » News » Evacuees for the Day!
HCJS Evacuees 01
HCJS Evacuees 02
HCJS Evacuees 03

Last week's day excursion to Holdenby House, Northamptonshire, saw Year 6 Haddenham Community Junior School boys and girls donning 1940s clothing with an added gas mask box accessory, in a bid to turn into The Second World War (WW2) evacuees for the day!

Commenting on the outing, Year 6 teacher Sharon Palmer, said: "The purpose was to reinforce the pupils learning about life as an evacuee in WW2. They experienced certain activities such as 'make do and mend', cooking with rationed foods, hiding in a cellar and an Anderson Shelter with gas masks, and the types of ammunition and clothing used by WW2 soldiers."

10-year-old pupil Alfie Heafield, said: "I went on the best trip ever! I enjoyed every bit of it, but I particularly liked the kitchen! In there we listened to Mrs. North, the cook, who told us about the foods that were and were not rationed. She gave us activities to do such as cutting up vegetables, grating apples, making salt dough shapes, grating breadcrumbs and making pastry. I chopped up onions and leeks and in the war they could wear their gas masks to stop their eyes from watering!"

"Out of the whole trip, my favourite part was when I got to go in the Anderson Shelter. When I went in, it was very cold and damp and many spiders' webs were stuck to the ceiling. The Anderson shelter could hold up to 12 people. Many families could not afford an Anderson Shelter so they would come together to buy one between them," explained Year 6 pupil Amelie Luckett.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Family Cycling 02
Alan Thawley: Mon 17 May 6:21pm

For this year's national Bike Week (Sunday 30th May — Saturday 5th June) Zero Carbon Haddenham and the Safe Walking and Cycling group (HaddSWAC) have put together a self-guided family-friendly bike ride around the village.To take part, all you need to do is visit zeroch.org/bike-week/ to download the map and route description. You can set off whenever you like, go at your own pace, and...

Covid-19 Vaccine
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 14 May 1:43pm

The Haddenham pharmacy is doing AZ first and second jabs again from tomorrow for the next few weeks and in order to avoid wasting precious vaccine doses, will need some people who can be rung at the last minute for spare vaccines each day. Do you know anyone who: is over 40*, has not already had their first jab and would like to have the AZ vaccination at the Haddenham pharmacy? has...

Adrienne Ward
Clare Abbott: Thu 13 May 7:30pm

Adrienne Ward's funeral will be held at Bierton Crematorium on Tuesday 18th May at 2pm. The Cortege will be passing through the village at 1.15pm, starting from Wilsons undertakers and travelling up Townside to the crossroads by the Rising Sun, through Fort End, past Banks Parade and along Woodways past the schools and then on to Bierton Crematorium.There will also be a Thanksgiving...