School Life

Schools had to cope with an enormous influx of new children. Most children were evacuated in school groups, with a teacher. Evacuated classes shared school buildings on a shift system with the local school children. Many evacuees and local children had a very disrupted education during the war.

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Preparing to Educate Thousands

Preparing to Educate Thousands

Cornwall's Education Committee prepares to educate thousands of evacuees

Free Wellington Boots

Free Wellington Boots

Julia Sanders shares her memories of school days as an evacuee.

On the Way to School

On the Way to School

Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of school in Cornwall.

Outdoor games

Outdoor games

Outdoor games at Wadebridge school

School days

School days

Evacuees at St Mary's C of E School, Penzance

Disrupted Education

Disrupted Education

School log books describe disruptions in children's education

First Impressions

First Impressions

Diary written by Miss M Bennett a teacher evacuated to Veryan with her class

Scholarships and School

Scholarships and School

Sound recording of P J Maladine talking about school days and scholarships

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