Life as a young boy during World War 2

July 07, 2017 | Girls’ Preparatory | Author: Sian May

Taffy Coslett, who was eight years old when war broke out, entertained the girls with first-hand accounts of long nights in air raid shelters, gas mask encounters, tips on how to shop with ration tickets and left our girls with the strong message that war does not solve anything.

Those attending were riveted as Mr Coslett sang war songs which children were taught in his Welsh village school. After this exciting adventure into the past, our girls clamored to hear more stories and Mr Coslett was astounded at the excellent quality of questions posed by our girls.

We are most grateful for the opportunity we had to interact with such vivid recollections of the past; our girls were, indeed, absorbed, inspired and awed!