Friday, 18 March 2011

Day 5- Air Raid Shelter

Day 5: 18/03/11

Venue: Whitehawk Primary and Longhill School

The young people visited the air raid shelter in the grounds of Whitehawk Junior School, Brighton in the morning which helped them explore further what life was like for children during WW2. In the afternoon the older people and younger people worked together back at Longhill School sharing memories for the memory box. In a longer creative writing exercise/guided poem everyone wrote a piece related to air raid shelters – real all imagined memories. Some of the young people were brave enough to share their work and the older people felt they had really captured what it felt like even though they had never experienced it. The combination of visiting the shelter in the morning and hearing first hand accounts must have been a potent combination.

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