Supports teaching about WWII in NC History
Full day: 2 classes. Half day: 1 class.
A postcard arrives from France with birthday greetings - Bella's husband, Tom, was one of the 1000's who went across in the days after D Day. Immersive, first person storytelling (drawn from real accounts) takes pupils into Bella's world as she recounts her life at home with her children and 2 evacuees, her work to support the war effort and her reflections on life before the war when she first met Tom. Pupils will trace Bella's life from childhood to the events of WWII. They'll also hear from Tom through the postcards he sends home.
Pupils have the opportunity to handle real artefacts including photos, postcards, newspapers and objects.
Pupils will develop their learning by using the stories and artefacts as inspiration to plot their own story and/or letter.