OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Youngsters Get Help With Learning Blitz
children throughout Coventry are being given the chance to learn
more about the blitz with a CD that brings the experience to life.
from Blitz survivors, photos of the city following the bombing on
14 November 1940 and other archive material is now being made
available on the disc.
A GIRL CRYING
AS SHE IS RESCUED IN THE BLITZ
has been produced as part of the Coventry Lives project set up to
document oral history from members of each generation.
working in the city archives have spent nine months gathering the
material and taping interviews with dozens of blitz survivors.
AFTER THE BOMBING
with officials from the Education Support and Advisory Service,
they have put together the CD Rom for use by children.
Coates, a teacher at Potters Green Primary School, aid she was
amazed by the range of information available in the archive that
she found when carrying out research for the CD Rom.
is certainly one of the most innovative schools resource on the
Coventry blitz that I’ve ever come across.
found letters from a Warwickshire coach company that evacuated
children from the city after the blitz.
even found records that listed the numbers of pencils provided
to Warwickshire village schools to cater for the influx of city
George Duggins, cabinet member (Education and Library Services),
is an excellent resource that allows young people an incredible
insight into the city’s history.
sure that schools will be using it for years to come.”
Joan Wright, cabinet member (Culture and Leisure Services), added:
will help children understand about life in Coventry during the
blitz. It tells a story that we should never forget and will
also encourage future generations not to let it be repeated ever
[26 OCT 00] SIRENS
TO SOUND TO REMEMBER BLITZ
[30 OCT 00] COMMENT: IS
IT TIME TO LEAVE THE WAR BEHIND?