‘It was absolutely amazing’ – Melbourn pupils travel back in time for VE Day street party

PUBLISHED: 09:42 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 10 April 2017

Melbourn Primary School pupils enjoying their VE Day celebrations. Picture: Sharon Cooper

Melbourn Primary School pupils enjoying their VE Day celebrations. Picture: Sharon Cooper

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Pupils at Melbourn Primary School went back in time last week to enjoy a tea party that looked like it was held in 1945.

Melbourn Primary School pupils enjoyed dressing up in war-time outfits.  Picture: Sharon CooperMelbourn Primary School pupils enjoyed dressing up in war-time outfits. Picture: Sharon Cooper

As well as the tea part, children enjoyed war-time games played during the Victory in Europe Day celebrations like tiddlywinks, beetle, hopskotch and playing cards. They also listened to talks from an evacuee and a soldier.

“They all had their Union Jack flags, waved them at the announcement that war was over and celebrated by eating food together,” said assistant headteacher Rebecca Pine

Jessica Thomas, aged 10, said: “It was absolutely amazing going back to the Second World War and experiencing what it would have been like.”

And 11-year-old Evie Chipperfield said: “At the end we got the rations of sweets they would have had in a week and there was more than we expected.”

Mrs Pine added: “It has been fantastic to immerse the children in the Second World War.

“We evacuated the children to Foxton, we have visited Duxford Imperial War Museum and the VE Day party brought the topic to a natural end.”

For more on the school see www.melbournprimaryschool.org.uk

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