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Bombs & Blackberries – Teacher’s Notes

A beautifully illustrated short play set in World War Two, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. 

This brilliant play is an engaging and educational resource for World War Two topic lessons, and any school events held to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019. Perfect for class reading as well as performance, at KS1 and KS2.

These comprehensive reading notes include questions, activities, and project ideas suitable for multiple school topics, including English, History, Music, Geography and Art & Design.

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Bombs & Blackberries

World War Two has been declared and the Chivers children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren’t going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it’s frighteningly real.

This dramatic and touching play brings Manchester during the Second World War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for school classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. It also includes helpful tips on staging and costume.

HB £12.99
PB £5.99