Wartime Evacuation of children.
Suggestions for post-visit activities
and role play:
Choose a favourite character and mime their activities (this could be
a guessing-game activity).
Groups of four
or five put together a set of cameos showing departure, the journey, the
arrival. These can be improvised or scripted.
I-Spy" - on the journey: different categories, e.g. animals, buildings,
items of railway scenery, etc.
diary of the day of your evacuation.
Write a postcard
or letter home describing where you are and your feelings.
imaginary railway as a plan, or as an illustration, or in 3D form, to
include station names and railway objects.
Design a carriage
print warning notice, either for times of evacuation or for the present
day (consider linking with railway safety?).
Museum of Rail Travel is very pleased to receive examples of children's
work and will display them with pride. Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or send to our postal address of: Vintage Carriages Trust, The Railway
Station, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 8NJ.
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