'Wartime' living for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 14:15 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:54 11 May 2010

PUPILS get a taste for wartime cuisine. 3219DW004

PUPILS get a taste for wartime cuisine. 3219DW004

ROMAN Way School has been evacuated. But don t worry – it was all part of a project on the Second World War. Pupils at the Royston school got dressed up as wartime evacuees and undertook a series of activities designed to give them an insight into what li

ROMAN Way School has been evacuated.

But don't worry - it was all part of a project on the Second World War.

Pupils at the Royston school got dressed up as wartime evacuees and undertook a series of activities designed to give them an insight into what life was like for children who lived during the war.

Year 4 class teacher Maria Poultney said: "Our topic this term has been the Second World War, and we've had several visitors in, including some actual evacuees, who talked about their experiences

"We thought a dressing up day would be a good way to round things off."

The children were split into groups, and took part in various tasks, including making gas-mask box labels and learning to dance the Jitterbug.

The day was peppered by the sound of air raid sirens, which was the cue for everyone to disappear under the tables.

In the afternoon, family and friends attended a special assembly.

Marie said: "We also had a small ceremony of remembrance, which tied in with Remembrance Sunday.


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