National Savings Trailer
Patriotic Wartime Savings Advert
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A National Savings trailer from World War Two featuring an animated sequence of a cartoon coin 'Bob' with a 'karaoke-style' bouncing ball to 'sing along to' encouraging people to save money during the war. The words to the song are: "Make your aim a bob in the pound A bob in the pound today Save and lend one in twenty Mind how you spend You'll find nineteen more than plenty Play the game and rally around A bob in the pound from your pay You'll be glad in the brighter days tomorrow That you learned to save today"
Questions & Activities
- What is a 'bob'?
- What is the shilling?
- Would this advert make you save?
- How does the bouncing ball contribute to the effectiveness of the advert?
- Which iconic technologies from WWII are shown in the film?
Social Studies / Technologies / Personal finance: Discuss why savings are important. Make a rap or a jingle for saving and create your own animated savings character.
Home Front: Research how much a 'bob' was in real terms and how important National Savings were to the war effort. When did Britain pay of its WWII debts?
English / Poetry: Make a film of a poem and use a bouncing ball to illustrate the rhythm.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||English, History, Modern Studies, Mathematics, Social Studies, Media Studies|
|Who||National Savings (sponsor)|
|Event||Advertisement, Money, Savings|
|Attributes||Black and White, Sound|