In this unit, the children explore the issues around evacuation during the second world war. They use radio broadcasts, newsreels and images from the time to identify the emotional impact created on the audience and how it has been created. In groups, they write and perform their own scripted radio broadcast. Resources for the unit are available from various web sources;
Air raid siren sound effects can be found on;
For children unfamiliar with play layout, the playscript Bombs and Blackberries by Julia Donaldson is a useful text for Guided or whole class reading.