Pupils learn about life during wartime

Pupils with the Anderson shelter that they made, from left, Tommy Moss, 10, Tom Morris, 10, and Ethan Young, eight
Pupils with the Anderson shelter that they made, from left, Tommy Moss, 10, Tom Morris, 10, and Ethan Young, eight

Youngsters enjoyed a history lesson with a difference at 
Great Casterton Primary School.

Pupils took part in a range of activities as part of the school’s Second World War day on Thursday last week.

The children dressed up in old fashioned clothes and enjoyed a host of fun and games, including code-breaking and learning how to ration, as well as making their own Anderson shelters in the school hall and taking part in cooking demonstrations.

They were also visited by two veterans who described what it was like to live through the war.

School office manager Ruth Jones was delighted with the success of the day

She said: “The children all loved it, they really did.

“It was a very enjoyable day.

“I think all the children learnt a lot and had fun as well.”

The school also welcomed pupils from Empingham Primary School for the day.