Thank you so much to Mark Hignett from Oswestry Town Museum (https://oswestrytownmuseum.co.uk/) who visited Shamrock's class to talk to them all about Life in Oswestry during WW2.
We learnt about an inspirational German evacuee, Vera Buchthal, who was evacuated to Oswestry and petitioned to attend Maths lessons alongside the boys at the Oswestry Boy's High School. She went on to create one of the first software startups in Britain, also inventing new flexible working methods like remote work and job shares, making employment easier for women with families.
Mark also talked to us about Park Hall Training Camp and the Prisoner of War Camp nearby.
In addition to this he bought in lots of WW2 artefacts such as a fire helmet, gas attack warning rattle, gas mask, genuine letter written by a WW2 soldier and some naval gun shells.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative, hands-on visit. Mark also kindly left us lots of posters, postcards, information sheets and replica recipe books, identity cards and ration books to look through and display in school. We are very grateful for all of his time and knowledge!
This is the blog of Shamrocks' Class (Year 5 and 6)