The three classes took it in turns to visit Mr Parsons the greengrocer in his shop and were all amazed at the fugal weekly adult ration allocation. Whilst Mr Parsons weighed out the ration for: tea, butter, lard and cheese all the students felt particularly surprised to learn that sweets were rationed and were delighted to sample a mint imperial each!
The children were rotated through three classrooms. Therefore the class that was visiting Mr Parsons in his shop learnt about the pre decimalisation currency that was in use in Great Britain from the time of Henry II until 1971. The other two classes rotated between hands on history displays. The children had a quiz which they needed to complete in the twenty five minutes before rotation. All items were supplied by Parsons Period Presentations and included among other things battledress uniforms, webbing, medals and 1940’s official leaflets and paperwork.