Subject: English, geography, mathematics
Description: The convoy story is one of the untold and often untaught stories of the Second World War, yet coastal convoys were a key aspect of the home front and of the impact of the war on East Anglia and the east coast. This online resource and museum programme is designed to support teachers of age 7-11 (Key stage/CA 2) teaching a local history study and/or Britain since 1930, specifically the impact of the Second World War.
Lesson 1 - Britain delivers the goods
Lesson 2: Mystery of SS Benvenue
Lesson 3: Museum visit
Pupils will engage actively with the stories of the wreck of the English Trader and the rescue of the crew by the Cromer lifeboat and use evidence at the museum to decide on a course of action to rescue the crew of the English Trader. Children work in teams, assess risks, prioritise, communicate and come to a considered decision using information to solve problems. After examining the evidence pupils then view the actual lifeboat that took part in the rescue. This will help the pupils learn about the courage and sacrifice of RNLI crews past and present, and see how these values are still very much at the heart of the RNLI today.Henry Blogg museum
Lesson 4: Wind, weather and tides
lesson 5: sea stories
lesson 6: message in a bottle
Aim: To focus on historical newspaper and TV reports to improve reading and understanding.
lesson 7: man overboard!
Aim: To use historical information from a range of sources to obtain the complete story of a rescue and to realise that people risk their lives for others.