Since autumn 2013, Helen has worked as historical consultant for a London-based internet educational charity, London Grid for Learning (LGfL). With the Content Manager, Bob Usher, she has developed a new site for WW2 material on the ‘secret war’ that ties in with the National Curriculum. This has involved filming at Latimer House and Wilton Park in Buckinghamshire, and The Tower of London. This interactive learning module is called The M Room, and charts the hush-hush work of bugging German prisoners in WW2. Through text, photographs and video links with Helen and WW2 veteran, Fritz Lustig, pupils can learn about how prisoners were used for vital intelligence work in the war, and why some refugees chose to fight against their country of birth. It explores the reasons why some men and women undertook covert work and fought the enemy without firing a single gun in action – with widespread results for the outcome of the war.
This online resource is accessible for all teachers and students in a school connected to the National Education Network via their Regional Broadband Grid. Students living in London can also access the resource using their LGfL USO log in when not in school. The resource was launched on the 1st October 2014. Further details can be viewed HERE
THE M ROOM RESOURCE HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED AS A FINALIST FOR THE BETT AWARD 2015.
The M Room Trailer
The M Room – Resource walk through
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