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Tea dance and evacuation 25th May

Dear parents/carers,

As an ending to our Year 6 World War II topic, we will be having a theme day on Thursday, 25th May.  We would like as many children as possible to come to school in 1940s style school uniform and to be prepared for air raids and a possible evacuation (gas mask box and suitcase if possible). We can make gas mask boxes in school if you have any spare appropriate sized boxes, e.g. shoe boxes.

In the afternoon, we would also like to invite parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to our Tea Dance.  The children will be having dance lessons and will be asking for dancing partners at this event, so make sure you wear your dancing shoes!!  This event will start at 1.30p.m and end at 3.00p.m. Please fill in the reply slip if you would like to attend the Tea Dance so we can ensure a seat is reserved for you.

At 3 pm, the children will be ‘evacuated’ and travel via train to a holding post where they will stay overnight (the school hall – but don’t tell them!) and be looked after by our very own ‘Billeting Officer’ and his assistants. This is a wonderful experience for all of the children and they always thoroughly enjoy it so it would be great if your child would like to get involved! They will, of course, need clothes to stay overnight, toothbrushes etc, sleeping equipment and clothes (school uniform) for the next day. If your child normally has a packed lunch, please either send it in on Friday morning or with your child on the day of the tea dance/evacuation and we will keep it in the fridge overnight.

As this is an optional extra-curricular activity, we do ask for £5 per child to help cover the cost of food provided and the cost of the wartime transport!

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Thorne and Mr Johnson

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