Shared from a great grandparent
A parent from St Nics shared her own grandmothers observations that I know our Year 4s may resonate with:
Nan not going to school
When World War 2 started in September 1939. My nan was in junior school.
She recalls that her school shut until December because they did not have any air raid shelters built at the school for all the children to be safe if there was an air raid. So for all those months they stayed at home with their families.
She said ‘The 2nd week after we went back, we all had our 11+ exams. I think more of us would have passed if we had of been in school but it was what it was, just like now.’
Many children in previous generations know what all the children now are,going through. Now though we have the wonder of the Internet.