Learning resources

Discover resources which link to our collection and have been designed to be used both at home or at school. 

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Dunkirk!

It’s 80 years since the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. Members of the DCLI, were part of this famous rescue mission ‘Operation Dynamo’ which was made possible by hundreds of small boats sailing from UK shores to bring home the stranded soldiers.

Learn all about ‘The Little Ships’ and the extraordinary evacuation of Dunkirk.

DUNKIRK!
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Women At War

Women have played an important role in wartime and worked in many roles including; nurses, farmers, pilots, drivers, anti-aircraft gun operators, decoders and spies.

This issue of Keep Kids explores these roles and celebrates Women’s contribution to the war effort from Florence Nightingale to a female Territorial Army Medic working in Iraq. 

WOMEN AT WAR

Victory in Europe Day

On May 8th 2020 the nation will celebrate 75 Years since VE Day. A day etched in history as Prime Minister Winston Churchill went on national radio at 3pm and said that that the war in Europe had ended. 

Learn all about the street parties and celebrations, how it wasn’t quite the end of WWII and how Bodmin marked the occasion 75 years ago! 

VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY

Rationing and Dig for Victory

Learn all about food rationing during war time, hear all about ‘Dr Carrot‘ and ‘Potato Pete‘ and how people were encouraged to ‘Make Do and Mend!  Along with a True or False challenge and some War Time Recipes to try and make at home! 

Includes a list of activities and lots of links to supporting online resources and media.

RATIONING & DIG FOR VICTORY
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Blitz. Blackouts & Evacuation

Learn all about air raids and The Blitz, the types of shelters people would make to keep themselves safe and the bombing campaigns Britain endured and all about the ‘Blackout’, also learn about being a child of war and Evacuation. 

Includes a list of activities and lots of links to supporting online resources and media.

BLITZ< BLACKOUTS & EVACUATION