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Operation Pied Piper

What was it like to be evacuated during World War II?

Before the outbreak of World War Two, fear of bombing from the air prompted the British government to make plans for the evacuation of thousands of children from cities and towns to live with families in safer rural communities. This was known as ‘Operation Pied Piper’.
Some children enjoyed their experience of living in the countryside, but for others it was the most miserable time of their lives.
Exploring the issues raised and the emotions felt by the children and families involved make this an ideal topic for a piece of drama.


Evacuees at Archbold Hall, Wooler
Packing for Evacuation

Operation Pied Piper

CLICK HERE to see how Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay and Glendale Middle School, Wooler created and staged a drama project based on the evacuation of children from Tyneside in World War II.

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