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Workshops - World War II
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MATRIX THEATRE
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WORLD WAR II (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed


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.