WE'RE SUPER TROOPERS; This Week Education Reporter Ben Turner Parachuted in to a World War II-Themed Kirkby CofE Primary School

Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England), December 13, 2011 | Go to article overview

WE'RE SUPER TROOPERS; This Week Education Reporter Ben Turner Parachuted in to a World War II-Themed Kirkby CofE Primary School


Byline: Ben Turner

ONE of the first sights that greets me after entering Kirkby CofE Primary School is a man wearing shorts.

Turns out this unusual wintry spectacle is teacher David Tennant - who I fear has forgotten what date Comic Relief is on.

But his decision to go beyond the call of duty and subject his legs to the elements is not a fundraising challenge but part of a World War II project gripping the school.

Mr Tennant and other staff members are dressed from the era - in his case school uniform from the period.

Fancy dress though is only a small part of the process designed to ensure Year 6 pupils - children aged 10 and 11 - see what headteacher Mair Hindmarsh terms "history brought to life".

"Doing the subject in this way means pupils embrace it, love it, and it benefits things like creative writing because they are actually participating and getting fully involved."

This is an understatement I discover after being alerted to the smells and noises coming out of a classroom - transformed into snapshot of World War II.

The array of war-based activities include a table of less than appetising and very modest helpings of food. This includes dried egg, shoulder of bacon and luncheon meat.

Not that the children are complaining.

Instead, immersing themselves into the project, they are carefully weighing out the food and getting a real flavour of war-time rationing.

And the exercise in empathy was not lost on Harry Byrne, 10, who will never look at supermarket in the same way again.

"Today we can just go and get what we want from Asda," he said.

Elsewhere pupils are bubbling with excitement as one of their culinary creations is nearing completion - under the watchful eye of stalwart parent volunteer Elaine Parr.

Mrs Parr helps run a successful after-school cookery club.

But today, highlighting the school's community spirit, she has voluntarily agreed to come in to help the children produce leek and potato soup - with the pupils sticking rigidly to a war-time recipe and measurements. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

WE'RE SUPER TROOPERS; This Week Education Reporter Ben Turner Parachuted in to a World War II-Themed Kirkby CofE Primary School
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.