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