Dig for Victory

P5/6 have been learning about rationing and and what the slogan, ‘dig for victory’ meant during ww2.

During this time, people were encouraged to dig up their gardens to plant food. The campaign slogan ‘Dig for Victory’ was introduced in 1940 by a London Evening Newspaper. Many leaflets were produced which gave advice on various aspects of gardening.

The children were asked to design and produce a modern poster encouraging people to dig and plant their own fruit and vegetables for health purposes. They could use painting, drawing, ICT etc….. Back in class they all presented their posters. They came up with some brilliant ideas.

Watch the following clip to learn more about ‘digging for victory’.