Amazon class trip to Murton Park to experience life in 1940’s was truly memorable. We arrived as evacuees with our identity papers and ration books and learned why children from the cities were sent to the countryside. We did lots of household activities children in the second world war would be expected to do, including cooking, cleaning and rug making. We learned about the need to ‘Make do and Mend’ and ‘Dig for Victory’ from Mrs W. We helped Mrs W with her black-out blinds and blast taped the windows. Mr T the ARP warden, showed us how to put on a gas mask and what to do in an air raid. We discussed what it must have been like to be caught up in an air raid and how everyone was expected to help put out fires. Mr T showed how this was done with a stirrup pump - very exciting - but we still had to do the washing and hang up the clothes on the washing line!