Producing a newspaper on "East Grinstead during the Blitz" - an activity for Year 5/6
|Aim of the activity|
|The pupils, either as small groups or as a whole
class, will produce two front pages for an East Grinstead newspaper reporting
on the two separate attacks on the town involving the Sainsbury's store. The
first, a raid by a solo bomber, took place on 9th July 1943 and
resulted in the death of two Sainsbury's workers and the partial destruction of
the store. The second was a V1 flying bomb (or Doodlebug) which landed near
the store on 11th July 1944.
If you want to see more about air raids
and the ARP services, there are detailed descriptions and photographs on www.holnet.org.uk.