When Emily, 10, found out that her new school topic was going to be World War 2, she knew exactly who to go to for plenty of in-depth information.
Tasked with creating an information source for her homework at Caythorpe Primary School, Emily spoke to both of her Great Grandads who experienced the global war.
‘I spoke to my Grandma and my Dad and they shared what they knew about my Great Grandparents’ time during the war. I also spoke to both of my Great Grandads – one is 98 and the other one is 94.’
Using an array of photos, primary sources of evidence and typed out letters, Emily created a fantastic booklet to share with her friends and family.
The detail Emily came across was quite astonishing as her relatives recalled stories of training, imprisonment, interrogation, rations, mixed messages and even being shot down!
‘I enjoyed finding out different information about what happened during World War 2 whilst completing my booklet.
I am going to keep the original booklet on my bookshelf and I have printed some off for family members. We are learning about World War 2 in school this term so one copy is going on display in the classroom.’
Here is a sneak peek of Emily’s excellent work (click on an image to expand the content)…