Year 5 had a special visitor this afternoon. He told the children all about his experiences as a Jewish child in Germany before WW2, and explained that he left Germany in 1938 as part of the kinder transport movement. He was sent to Northampton, where he lived with four different families in the years that followed, before marrying and starting his own family. The children listened really well and asked some great questions.
These are some of the statements that the children made after the visit.
“I thought that evacuee children only lived with one family during the war. I didn’t realise that they could live with different families.” (Lucy)
“I didn’t realise that Jewish families were treated so badly.” (Casey)
“I didn’t know that children from different countries had the opportunity to come to England to be safe.” (Cirran)
“I can’t believe that 10,000 children left Germany for a better life, that’s a lot.” (Issy-Mae)
“I didn’t realise that after the war Germany was split into two by a wall.” (David)
“I didn’t realise that stormtroopers were real soldiers in Germany.” (Ellie)
Well done year 5s, you showed manners and respect to our very special visitor today.