Life During the War

13th November 2018

Life During the War

Year 6 were delighted to welcome a group of residents from Richmond Village to share their experiences of life during the war. Some of the residents were born as war broke out in 1939 and had very clear memories of early childhood in wartime. One of our guests told us about her time at St. Mary’s school during the war and her memories of Church Green being covered in tents for U.S servicemen. We also met Allan, who was a Spit fire pilot and fought in the Battle of Malta. Allan’s description of dogfights, life in Malta and meeting the Queen (including his story of being told off by a young Princess Elizabeth) were incredible to hear. The children had a fascinating morning and also shared their World War II projects with our visitors. We were delighted to be able to offer our guests tea and, courtesy of Emily, Olivia, Ruby and Oliva (plus Mums), cakes made to wartime recipes. It was a wonderful morning for all involved and we are very grateful to Ella’s mum for making the visit possible.