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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Bringing World War Two to life

On Tuesday, Mrs Dawson came to Yr.6 to talk about the role of women in the Second World War.  She wore a Red Cross nurse's uniform and Mr Monteen wore a Royal Air Force uniform.  This brought the lesson to life!
 
Mrs Dawson spoke about how the doctors (who were almost always men in those days) were in charge of the the matrons, and the matrons were in charge of the nurses.   For the most part these were all ‘middle class’ jobs and, in hospitals, the roles of men and women were strictly defined.
 
The class discussed the important role women took in caring for injured soldiers, who were often very badly wounded.  The nurses needed to be very skilful and have strong character to deal with some of the things they saw.
 
The pupils then took part in a role-play. A matron, in authentic uniform, and a doctor had to interview a prospective nurse, so bringing the whole experience further to life. Some insightful role plays followed and Yr.6 learned a lot from the experience.
 
In her evaluation one pupil wrote "It gave me a chance to explore through drama what it was like to be a nurse in the War."  Another wrote "I liked it when Mrs Dawson explained about her childhood with her grandparents and how this encouraged her interest in the Second World War.
 
Year Six thank Mrs Dawson for organising this event.
 
Nilgun Bekir