Digging for victory at Junior Boys
As part of their topic of World War Two, Year 6 boys have been focusing on the memorable ‘Dig for Victory’ drive and enjoyed some practical learning as they ventured outside into the ‘forget-me-not garden’.
With the introduction of rationing during the Second World War it was vitally important for Britons to grow as much food themselves and just spending an hour a day in the garden made a big difference. Pupils got a taste of what an hour’s work in the garden was like when they put their green fingers to the test.
Richard Hogg, Junior Boys teacher, commented on the exercise: “This kind of practical learning really brings History to life for the pupils and allows them to imagine what it was like for people during the war. We are also instilling pupils with practical skills which will stand in good stead for their future.”