Junior Section

WWII Assembly

20th February 2023

On Wednesday the 1st of February, James Maddison and Edward Pratt returned to the Junior Section to complete an assembly for the Year 6 boys. The assembly was delivered in two parts with James recalling facts about the history of the war and Edward re-enacting with his vast array of equipment and textiles .

James spoke about the main events of the first and second world wars, this allowed us all to see his clear passion for history and demonstrated how he had won the ‘Spirit of Normandy’ national essay competition two years in a row. He gave the boys lots of information but kept them on their toes with mini quizzes throughout the talk.

Edward took over after a short break and gave the boys lots of information about the war memorabilia that he has collected over the years. The boys were enthralled listening to the details of how the deactivated guns would have worked and seeing the uniforms from the time. Edward has been taking part in historical re-enactments for 5 years and has amassed a great knowledge and understanding of the uniforms and webbing used in WW2. He has picked history for his GCSE and would love to make a career out of his passion. His goal is to educate and enhance the knowledge of others and make history fun, something which along with James he has definitely achieved in inspiring our year 6 boys.

My thanks to Edward and James for taking the time to prepare and deliver this wonderful presentation.

Mrs L Roddy – Savile

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