Burchetts Green children whisked back in time for Narnia day

Burchetts Green children whisked back in time for Narnia day


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Burchetts Green children whisked back in time for Narnia day

Pupils and teachers from Burchetts Green Infant School were whisked back to the 1940s as part of their autumn term theme of Narnia.

The whole Burchetts Green Road school came dressed up to recreate life at a rural village school during the Second World War on Thursday.

Children experienced the life lived by Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie in C.S Lewis’s the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

The adventurous quartet were evacuated from London and whisked away to an old house in the countryside during The Blitz.

In the morning the little evacuees saw their playground transformed into a country farming school.

Many school grounds became farmland to help feed the country as part of the war effort.

They had the opportunity fed and clean out goats, sheep, chickens and a Shetland pony.

Teachers joined in by dressing as land girls.

When the children were not out on the farm, they were given lessons in the same style as they would have received during the war.

In the afternoon the children entered Narnia through the school’s own magic wardrobe to take part in art activities based on the fantasy world.

Headteacher, Delia Sheppard, said: "It was great fun and they have been learned history and science as well as art by going through our fantastic wardrobe, which was created by a team of teachers."


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