Larch and Kingfishers Classes

Our Special Visitors

On Thursday, we were really lucky to welcome Ben’s Nana and Pa into HG. Nana and Pa were evacuated from London during the war. Nana lived in Hackney. When she was about 6 years old, she was evacuated to Stoke-on-Trent to stay with a family who also had a little girl. Nana was not able to see her parents for about a year. She returned to Hackney in 1945. She told us she had a nice time during the evacuation. She learnt to sing and joined in with a choir.

Pa lived in Mitcham and was also about 6 years old when he went to stay with his Grandparents in Somerset. Pa remembered the Blitz being quite exciting and loved to see the planes flying over London, and the searchlights lighting up the sky. Pa remembered being at school in Mitcham one day, and hearing machine guns. He shouted out to the class to get under their tables. Then he was told off for disrupting the class!

Both Nana and Pa remembered how the bombing stopped them from learning. It wasn’t until they were evacuated that they were able to learn to read and write.

We are very grateful to Nana and Pa for coming in to share their stories, it was wonderful to hear about them. Thank You!

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Also on Thursday, we displayed some of the things we have made and our work in an exhibition in the school hall. It was wonderful to see what all the classes have been working on and producing during our topic of World War II. Lots of visitors came to view the exhibition. If you were unable to come, here are some photos of our display.

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  1. Jacky Blackmore Said,

    March 18, 2013@ 11:37 am      Reply

    WOW! What fantastic work you have been doing on World War 2. Your gas masks look very realistic and your written work ia amazing. I think you should all give yourselves a BIG PAT on the back for working so hard this term.

  2. Tracy Donegan Said,

    April 14, 2013@ 3:32 pm      Reply

    Wow! I can’t believe that Ben’s Nana was living in Hackney during the outbreak of the war! Mary’s grandad was also in Hackney and was evacuated to Yorkshire, he was also 6 at the time. What a coincidence!

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