Mr Mark Freeman, Mr
Paul Malone and the class of P4 from
Brownlee Primary School during their
special World War II day.
A GROUP of primary school children had a very
special history lesson when they they went `back in time' and
got an insight into what life was like during the Second World
Last week the primary four children from
Brownlee Primary School held a World War II day. All the
children dressed up as evacuees and the windows of the classroom
were blacked out as they would have been during war time.
The School Principal Mr Colin Elliott
explained: "This special day was the highlight of a series of
lessons which the class teacher Miss Laura Woods had been
teaching on the topic of World War II and all the children came
away with an experience which they will remember for many years
to come. "
Mr Elliott brought in war artefacts and
uniforms that belonged to his grandfather, who served in the
He described what it was like for his mother and her family
when his grandfather was serving in England and North Africa
during the War.
Mr Paul Malone brought in authentic uniforms
for the children to see and he dressed as an American Ranger GI.
Mr Freeman, the school caretaker, dressed in
an authentic German uniform and the children were able to see
first hand the uniforms and accessories which soldiers from both
armies would have carried.
The school's German Language Assistant, Mrs
Lydia Ceranka, spoke to the children about what life was like in
Germany after World War II and how Germany was divided up by the
She also told the P4 children about growing
up in East Germany during the time of its control by the Soviet