3 Evacuee sequence also part of history drama work (will bemore than one session)
Children in groups of 3 or 4. One child to bemother the other evacuee children.
Children discuss what they may do and say asthey leave their mother on the station platform. Again focus onexaggerated facial expressions and gestures. Move the work on tomime. Think about hugs, wiping tears, checking coats andlabels.
Continue sequence as children leave mothers andget onto train,
Children to form a train carriage formation andmothers to stand to the side.
Choose children be train driver andguard.
Inunison develop train sequence slowly pulling out of station,speeding up, slowing down and stopping.
Focus on keeping in time as a group.
Children arrive and role play the being chosenscene in the village hall.
Children decide on character, what they are goodat, if they have younger or older brother or sisters.
Hosts to decide what their home and job arelike, possibly a farmer, shop keeper, lord of the manor. What sortof children do they want. Think of a question they could ask tohelp choose their evacuees.
Children role play the scene.
Discuss feelings about being chosen. What wasit like to be last?
Develop into mime sequence.