Saturday, 24 October 2020

Pupils discover life as a wartime evacuee

Pupils discover life as a wartime evacuee

PUPILS from Caversham Preparatory School experienced life as Second World War evacuees with a trip on the Mid Hants Railway, Watercress Line.

The year 3 children, who were dressed in period costume, travelled on the train from Alresford to Alton where they took part in themed workshops.

While waiting for the train, they heard air raid sirens and had to quickly don their home-made task masks.

In Alton, they were met by a billeting officer who assigned them to fictitious families with whom the “evacuees” would stay.

The children also spoke to a real-life evacuee, which brought the topic to life.

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