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Box 31 World War II Family

This box contains a variety of objects associated with life in Britain during the Second World War. The costumes and artefacts included can be used a discussion points for the differences between life in the 1930s/40s and pupils’ homes today. You may want to use the costumes as part of a role play exercise encouraging children to think like a child from WWII and talk about blackouts, air raids and evacuation.

Ideal for use with Key Stage 2, Years 3 and 4
Also useful with Key Stage 3, year 9

Key Learning Objectives

  • History: To enable pupils to explore what life was like in the Second World War by handling artefacts and clothing and by taking part in group activities.
  • Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work effectively as a member of a group, using speaking and listening skills.
  • Literacy: To explore what life was like for people living in War torn Britain using a variety of different resources.


Box Contents

  • Costumes include a wartime family consisting of a mum, dad, boy and girl.
  • Artefacts include a gas mask (not to be tried on), household objects, sewing and knitting artefacts, coins and military artefacts.
  • Resources include booklets, teacher’s notes, posters, photographs, newspaper cuttings and wartime leaflets.

Hiring a box

Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5:30pm, and return on a Friday before 5:30pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.

To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 678199.