On Friday 18th October Chestnut and Maple class experienced what it might have been like during WW2. In our class we baked cakes with limited ingredients, (in particular no eggs!). We marched like soldiers from the direction and loud voice of Major Skinner, we did 1940’s hair – victory rolls and slicked back side partings and we tried the super heavy steering wheel on the 1954 Renee retrieval army truck that came to see us.
The children had a wonderful morning which continued into the afternoon with a visit from Mr John Crouch who came to share the rare story of his father. Mr Sydney Crouch from Whatlington was captured in France and marched to Poland where he survived as a prisoner of war until the Red Cross found him and informed his family, who believed him dead. Sydney went on to live until he was 90! Thank you Mr Crouch for sharing information on one of the many people who served locally and nationally in WW2- “we will remember them.”