Schools & Colleges

PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT CURRENTLY DELIVERING TALKS DUE TO FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES.  September 2016

All my Evacuation books can be viewed on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gillian-Mawson/e/B008MWQ0IE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_

I provide schools and colleges in England and in the Channel Islands with workshops on ‘The Guernsey Evacuee Suitcase Experience’. I also provide general talks on British Evacuation. See testimonials below from schools.
Below are Guernsey’s St Andrews Primary School children during my recent Workshop:

I am an enhanced CRB checked STEM Ambassador for History. The children learn about real evacuees, write a Red Cross letter, watch films and images, and engage in re enactment activities. A negotiable free is chargeable. See my shop for booklets and films for purchase

I recently delivered workshops to several Cheshire schools and also to 4 Guernsey Primary schools – what a great experience! I also screened our evacuee documentary in Guernsey. More to follow later, but you can see a Guernsey news film clip covering my Workshop at the 4 Guernsey schools at:
http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fguernseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=494109

I provided a workshop to Bury Grammar School – feedback provided below:-
“Dear Gill
Thank you so much for your engaging Suitcase Experience talk that you shared with our Year 6 girls at Bury Grammar School today. The girls and myself were fascinated with all the facts, figures, video tapes and actual evacuee suitcase plus its contents that you talked about. The fact that the lady you showed the video interview with was from Bury, made her story even more accessible, as the school she talked about, and the places she had visited as an evacuee, were all places with which the girls were familiar.They loved en-acting the cramped boat conditions across the Channel and felt the discomfort and the fear that the evacuees would have felt as they were inspected by the Health Inspectors on arrival at the port. Your video footage, hands on resources and evacuee labels for the girls to make all well supported the content of your talk as well as re-enforcing work we had already undertaken in school.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to friends and colleagues.
Many thanks
Fiona Chick (Year 6 Teacher BGSG)
See the school’s website at: http://www.bgsg.bury.sch.uk/bg/News/Junior-News/Junior-News
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Please contact me for more information via the Comments box at the foot of this web page,

see: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/WORKSHOPS-ON-THE-GUERNSEY-EVACUATION-OF-1940-6081858/requestAction/update/

Gillian Mawson is a CRB checked STEM Ambassador for History – see http://www.stemnet.org.uk/content/ambassadors


I will bring along my suitcase of evacuee belongings, photographs and documents to share the real stories that I have gathered over the last three years

I HAVE WRITTEN TWO BOOKS ON SECOND WORLD WAR EVACUATION

EVACUEES: CHILDREN’S LIVES ON THE WORLD WAR 2 HOME FRONT (Pen and Sword book, 2014)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1783831537?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1783831537&linkCode=xm2&tag=guerevacoralh-21

and
GUERNSEY EVACUEES: THE FORGOTTEN EVACUEES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR (History PresS 2012)
http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?lt1=_top&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=guerevacoralh-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=tf_til&asins=0752470191

One Response to Schools & Colleges

  1. Clare Aldridge says:

    Hi Gillian,

    I am a Year 3 teacher from Charles Darwin Primary School, Northwich, Cheshire. I was wondering if you would come and give a talk our Year 3 pupils. I used to teach at Bury Grammar School and remember you coming in to give the Year 6 girls there a talk about evacuation and know that they pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed it. We would like the talk to be sometime before Christmas if possible.

    Kind regards,

    Clare Aldridge

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