Although it is not possible to setup the tented display inside schools, I am able to setup a very similar display using hospital medical screens (as used in ‘Call the Midwife’ TV series), this helps create the medical environment for young people to experience life during the 1940’s.
I have over twenty years experience of working with children of all ages and abilities , I am CRB checked and fully covered with 'public liabilities insurance' for schools, events and WW2 reenactment.
They can see and hear how a portable gramophone worked, the music ‘Ipod’ of the period, playing original records of the day. They can act as an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) & Civil Defence Warden, warning everyone of a pending gas attacks by sounding a wooden rattle, then give the ‘all clear’ by ringing the bell.
Young people can learn how to make an arm sling the old fashioned way, feel the weight of original WW1 & WW2 stretchers as used in the field and home front. They can make stretchers using supplied materials, try on a metal ‘Tommy’ helmet and look at a variety of original gas masks that were used for babies, children and adults.