Dig for Victory, run for cover! A WW2 History event for KS2

Using films from the BFI National Archive alongside clips from feature films, we will explore wartime life in Britain.

Goodnight Mister Tom (1998)

10:30am to 3pm, 7 November 2023 and 23 January 2024, BFI Southbank

This interactive event uses feature film clips and films from the BFI National Archive, such as newsreels and government information films, which show wartime life on the Home Front on subjects such as: the Blitz, ‘digging for victory’, rationing, evacuation, Windrush and the impacts of WW2. Pupils will be encouraged to discuss the challenges faced during this time and take part in drama activities around the individual experience of being a wartime evacuee.

The event concludes with a screening of Goodnight Mister Tom (1998), a moving story about an evacuee during the Blitz.

Booking information

  • £6 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • £40 for teachers attending without students.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email schools@bfi.org.uk.