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Richmond Coventry brings wartime experiences to life for school children

15 November 2012

'Richmond Coventry brings wartime experiences to life for school children'

Wartime experiences were shared between the older and younger generations as part of a special project which bridged the age gap.

Children from Year 5 and Year 6 at Wheelwright Lane School in Ash Green visited Richmond Retirement Village in Bedworth to speak to residents.

The event took place as part of a special project for children to learn first hand of what life was like during World War II.

They spent a lot of time with a group of residents speaking to them and interviewing them to find out as much information as possible.

The children also had an opportunity to try on a variety of wartime clothing including helmets and spectacles, and seeing just how people had to survive upon each week when food was rationed.

Louise Smith, Village Advisor, said: "It is always interesting to share villager's experiences with other people, especially children.  It was a fun way to help them with their project work and the children were very interested in what they had to say."

For more information about Richmond Coventry, please contact Jason or Louise, our Village Advisors, on 024 76645544.