ENSA (Entertainment National Service Association) In World War 2 women had to work long hours as Entertainers and more things. ENSA was made up of singers, Dancers, actors, actress and more. Fourteen million was spent on the ENSA.
The picture is Vera Lynn singing to millions of people. She is other wise known as forces sweetheart’. She sang a famous song called ‘we meet again’. Nicholas
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In world war II women took part in many different activities at home they looked after evacuees and did the cooking. They also did the entertaining. Women didn’t just sit around and sewing or knitting they did lots of work some entertained people down in the underground by singing and dancing.
Vera Lynn was a very famous person in World War 2 she entertained people down in the under ground and in the halls .
Vera Lynn is in her ninety’s now
The Women’s Land Army
Men thought women could not do all the men’s farming work. But in 1939 when the men were all away at war loads of women took over there job’s.
The Woman’s Land Army
When the country was at war all strong men needed to fight. Because of this there was a shortage of strong people to work on farms and in other jobs on the land. At the same time it was becoming very difficult to get food brought in from other countries, so more land needed to be farmed to provide homegrown food.
The poster said, ‘For a healthy, happy job join The Women’s Land Army’. The work was hard and dirty and the hours were long. Some girls had training before they were sent to farms. .
The girls of the land army looked after animals, ploughed the fields, dug up potatoes, harvested the crops, killed the rats, dug and hoed for 48 hours a week in the winter and 50 hours a week in the summer.
Women were not paid the same amount of money as men.
Jill & Fraser
For homework I made an Anderson Shelter
I made my shelter out of cardboard boxes. I used a large flat piece for the base then I put the Anderson shelter box on top. Then I painted it green. The paint was very sticky because of the masking tape. Finally with some glue my mum and I stuck some twigs and grass onto the shelter. Then we got some stones from the gravel outside and stuck them to the base.
Rationing task challengeThis afternoon Ms Lewis set P5/6/7 a challenge. Our challenge was to make an interesting poster about rationing during the war.
We found information in rationing books and the internet.
There were five groups and we were given a Success Criteria list:
- Why rationing was introduced?
- When was rationing introduced?
- How rationing was introduced?
- What became rationed?
- When did they stop rationing?
We worked in teams. Our team leader gave out different jobs. We then presented our work to the class.