Our school children hear Prime Minister Chamberlain on the radio, declaring that we are now at war with Germany. Our students are going to become vacuees, operation Pied-Piper is put into effect.
After collecting a shoebag and all important items such as a gas mask, ration books and identity card, they are allowed to take with them items like a comb, hairbrush, flannel and a cuddly toy. They then set off for the train station, accompanied by their teacher, for a bomb free destination. The teachers need to keep the children occupied and their spirits up, on the five hour journey, through games and singing and what sort of a family and place will they go to, when they arrive at their 'Billet' .
The children are asked to go to the butchers and grocers to collect their rations and see if they are able to pick anything up from a Spiv through the black market. Experience what it is like to be in a black-out and will the children be able to crack the code to foil a German invasion. Hear what some real evacuees had to say about their experiences, good and bad.
Join the street party when the end of the war is announced and find a partner to dance with to The Lambeth Walk.