Boundary Oak School D-Day ExperienceLeave a Comment
My new role as headmistress has involved my 17 year old son, Alex adding a new icon to my mobile phone – the Boundary Oak blog! I must admit to previously having been unsure of how a blog works, but now that I am up and running, I am impressed.
We are looking towards developing our online marketing which includes the blog and other social media feeds – I’ll keep you posted!
Last night, to my great delight, I set off a WW2 air raid siren in the office! Both the staff present and I jumped out of our skin! Mrs Magro has kindly lent us the siren as part of our project on D-Day, so do listen out for it as the children will be able to have a go at using it themselves over the next few weeks. Thank you to Mrs Magro!
As part of the D-Day project we are looking at the history of the school and our magnificent Grade 2 listed building we are so lucky to use. I will taking the Senior Prep children into the woods to do camp craft. There is evidence of underground bomb shelters in the woods and it is possible that there were soldiers camped there in the run up to D-Day. Roche Court itself was a Canadian Air Force base at the time with an anti aircraft gun positioned on the Lodge roof. Boundary Oak School is part of Southwick Estate whose centre is based at Southwick House. Eisenhower and Churchill met there to discuss and plan D-Day, in fact Eisenhower’s glasses and memorabilia are still on display in the central office.