Re­ac­tion to school’s ‘mock war’

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

MY son was there and thought it was fab. It was a great out-of-class­room ex­pe­ri­ence and well thought-out. Do we re­ally want them sit­ting in class­rooms be­ing told what was go­ing on? They were in a safe en­vi­ron­ment with teach­ers they trusted. Emily Harrison

ONE of the best school trips I ever ran was on the East Lancs Rail­way’s Evac­u­a­tion Ex­pe­ri­ence. I’d ar­ranged for the par­ents to write let­ters to give to the chil­dren when they were on the train mak­ing out as if they were gen­uinely be­ing evac­u­ated. Of course I didn’t main­tain the pre­tence for too long, just enough to give the chil­dren a de­gree of em­pa­thy for the gen­uine evac­uees. Robert Coo­ley

MY son re­ally en­joyed it - came out of school buzzing about it and had taken it all in! He is very in­ter­ested to learn more - well done for cap­tur­ing their imag­i­na­tions. Clare Kitchen­ham

MY 9-year-old daugh­ter’s school did this last term. They got to dress up too. She ab­so­lutely loved it. Joanna McDon­ald

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