WWII Evacuation Trip Letter 2015

Year 6 Evacuated!!

Wednesday 14th October 2015

Dear Parents/Carers of children in Year 6,
I am delighted to inform you that we have the opportunity to spend a day immersed in the sights and sounds of World War II Britain as evacuees. The day will include firefighting practice, an air raid experience in an air raid shelter, a short talk by a real WWII evacuee with the opportunity to ask questions, investigation and handling of a range of wartime artefacts, a rationed picnic lunch and a steam train journey to the safety of the ‘countryside’ with allocation of children to their evacuation homes (don’t worry we will bring them back!).
The day will provide excellent stimulus for much of our topic work this term.  It will take place on Wednesday 14th October and we will leave from the fire station.  Please could children be at the fire station ready to leave at 8.40a.m.  We will return to school by 3.15pm for normal collection arrangements. 

It is suggested that the children (and teachers!) spend the day dressed in 40s style clothes and bring a rationed pack lunch, to add to the wartime atmosphere. We will be looking at images of evacuees in class and children will be learning about food rationing so hopefully they will have some ideas.  Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

We are able to subsidise the cost of the trip due to the kind funding from School Association.  Because of the subsidy, we ask for a reduced contribution of £9.50 towards the cost of the trip and coach. Please complete and return the permission slip below by Monday 21st September.  Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Miss C. Langston


I/We give my/our permission for _________________________ to take part in the above evacuation day and steam train journey on Wednesday 14th October 2015 and I enclose a voluntary contribution of £9.50 towards the cost of the day and coach travel. 

Signed:______________________________     Date:___________________