Year 9 pupils interviewed a group of volunteers about their experiences in the 1950s and 1960s. Seven volunteers kindly gave up their time to come to school and talk about their views on the ‘ Nuclear Threat’, their National Service and their lives after the War as well as talking about the impact of Rock and Roll and their attitudes to the fashion of the day.
Pupils were interested to hear the first hand experiences and how much life has changed in the past 60 years. They were amazed to find that a car cost about £400 and it was a struggle to pay o mortgage for a house costing £2000. They also learned that expectations from life had also changed.
The volunteers learned that Shevington High school pupils are polite and interested in learning about the past, and they can also make sandwiches and serve tea and coffee.