The Children

Poems and Letters Produced by the Children


Written Work

War-time letter by LibertyThe children wrote poems and letters about life on the home-front in the second world war. Many of them wrote about what it would have been like to have been in the air raid shelter at the school during a bomb attack.

In their letters, the children imagined they were at Whitehawk school in the war, writing to their 'granny'. Other's wrote 'recipes' for and air raid or worked on acrostic poems.

See the gallery of writing and art work by the children.


Children from the school with their written workReading out their work

Several of the children were filmed reading out their written work.

Watch film clips of some of the children reading out their poems and letters.