Preparing to Educate Thousands

Cornwall Education Committee Minutes

Education Committee Minutes 12th June 1940, CRO reference: SRC/EC/20
Document 1 - CRO reference: SRC/EC/20

12th June 1940

The Council's education committee was given the job of organising school places for evacuated children.

  • How many thousands of children did the education committee expect to arrive in Cornwall?

  • How would the evacuees be educated?

  • What do you think the 'double-shift' system' was?

Education Committee Minutes 12th Dec 1940, CRO reference: SRC/EC/20
Document 2 - CRO reference: SRC/EC/20

12th Dec 1940

As well as making sure that children attended school, the education committee had to think about the health and welfare of the evacuees.

Look at document 2:

  • What do you think happened at a 'cleansing station'?

  • How were 'difficult' children to be educated?

Education Committee Minutes 12th Dec 1940, CRO reference: SRC/EC/20
Document 3 - CRO reference: SRC/EC/20

12th Dec 1940 continued...

Look at document 3:

  • What other kinds of activities or support would the education committee provide?