World War II

An exciting day investigating the lives of ordinary people in Britain during the Second World War.
The workshops will emphasise the use of historical sources (objects; original and reproduction documents) to learn about people in the past.

  • Most workshops are also suitable as an informal workshop for families.
  • Formal learning workshops support the History Curriculum.
  • Sun Jester can provide any timetable from a single session to a full day’s programme of activities with extensive cross-curricular links.
  • The sessions have a duration of one hour with a capacity of up to 30 participants dependent on available space. An entire year group can usually be accommodated during a day.
  • The sessions are led by experienced, professional and enthusiastic interpreters (holding Enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificates), offering a full interactive opportunity for all.
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The Home Front through Objects

 Discover what objects can tell us about everyday life in WW2 Britain
 Using objects to understand and interpret the lives of real people
 Utilises an extensive handling collection of original items

“Put that Light Out”

Examine Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence instructions from contemporary documents
 Learn the duties of an ARP Warden
 Try the Battle of Britain Aircraft Recognition Puzzle

Codes, Cyphers and Signals

 Brief history of methods for concealing and transmitting information
 Bletchley Park and Enigma
 Solving puzzles using various simplified code systems
 Practical signalling techniques


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