Albie's War (WWII)

KS2 / P5-7
Play In A Day

Albie keeps a diary. Nothing special about that, you might think, until one morning the Headmaster announces the whole school is to be evacuated to the countryside.

It's the adventure of a lifetime for Albie and his pals as they scramble aboard a train into the unknown. Told with passion and warmth the story boasts an impressive cast of characters ranging from the Houses of Parliament, ARP Wardens and Land Girls to an American airman and Winston Churchill himself. This is the Second World War through the eyes of Albie Reid, aged thirteen and three-quarters.

Working together as actors to create a fun, action-packed short performance, informing as much as it entertains, students will explore a wide range of topical issues.

Key themes:

-         the value of teamwork

-         self-expression

-         public speaking

-         confidence building

-         increased subject knowledge

Albie's War is an easily accessible project for pupils, inspiring them to think about the Second World War from a child's perspective. A fantastic way to compliment further topic research or creative writing work in the classroom.