Tresillian and Tamar Visit Helston Museum 5 Mar 2015

We had a fantastic day today, full of fun and hands on learning. We visited the Helston Folk Museum where Tracey Clowes greeted us as a billeting officer, dressed in 1940s clothing. We were all given a gas mask and a label and then we pretended to be evacuated by train from London to Cornwall. Throughout the day were encouraged to think about how difficult it would have been for children to be evacuated from their homes.
Soon after arriving we split into four groups and went to do our different workshops which included: handling WW2 artefacts, looking at wartime posters, learning about rationing and cooking our own wartime ‘no bake’ chocolate cakes (delicious), buying jelly beans with old pennies, knitting, designing posters, dressing up, doing the okey kokey, writing postcards home…
The museum staff were amazingly energetic and knowledgable and treated us all to such a great day with so many learning opportunities.
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