Disrupted Education

School Log Books

Log book, St Paul's C of E School, Truro - Aug-Sept 1942. CRO reference: STRU6/1/3
Document 1 - CRO reference: STRU6/1/3

St Paul’s Church of England School, Truro (6th August – 14th Sept 1942)

Even Cornwall was not entirely safe from bombing.

  • What happened at St Paul's school?

  • What effect do you think this had on the education of the school children?

  • Imagine you were a child at St Pauls' in 1942. Write a "dear diary" entry describing the event and how you felt.

Log book, St George’s C of E School, Truro - 21st June 1940. CRO reference: STRU3/1/2
Document 2 - CRO reference: STRU3/1/2

St George’s Church of England School, Truro - 21st June 1940

Schools in Cornwall had to share their classrooms with the evacuated children.

  • How many evacuees were to arrive at St George's School?

  • What happened to the school day with so many new arrivals?

  • What effect do you think this had on the education of evacuee children and local children?