10th May 2013
Year 7 entered wholeheartedly into our Liberation Learning Day; they dressed up to get “In The Mood”, they listened to guest speakers, they spoke Jerriais, they drew, they acted, they made games, they created radio broadcasts, they sold cakes (and raised £122.00), they Lindy-hopped and ate nettle soup!
In the build up to the big day Year 7 spent 3 weeks in History lessons researching and responding to a poster challenge on the theme of the Occupation and Liberation, aimed at Year 6 students. These were assessed by Year 6 at JCG Prep; with very constructive feed-back provided by them.
We then set about preparing the hall for our event with the help of the site management staff (a big thank you to all). Balloons, flags and bunting created a patriotic sea of red, white and blue, students and staff dressed in 1940s costumes looking like they had travelled back in time with background big-band music and the smell of “Occupation food” coming from the canteen kitchen completing the ambience.
During the day Year 7 took part in several workshops led by Mrs McGovern, Ms Hotton, Mr Scott-Warren, Mr Barnett, Mrs Crowcroft and Mrs Winspear. These enhanced the students learning experiences through lively but also thought-provoking activities.
We welcomed guest speakers; Mr Tony Scott-Warren, Mick and Simonne Fosse who gave us entertaining, emotional and enlightening insights to various aspects of life during the Occupation. Mick and Simonne ended the day by showing us that you are never too old to Lindy-hop so Year 7 and staff joined in!
Mrs Carter organised the 2013 History Department’s Liberation Learning Day. We are grateful to her and the History Department for making this annual event a continued success.
See the Channel TV coverage here: http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline_jerseynews/displayarticle.asp?id=505150