Backwell goes back in time

Fairfield School pupils dressed as evacuees.

Fairfield School pupils dressed as evacuees. - Credit: Archant

EIGHTEEN World War Two evacuees attended lessons at a Backwell school as part of the children’s history studies.

Pupils from Fairfield School spent the day learning what life was like in World War Two.

Pupils from Fairfield School spent the day learning what life was like in World War Two. - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Fairfield School dressed in 1930s costumes, wore evacuee labels, carried their gas masks and learnt new playground games from the era.

The used their ration coupons to buy sweets, ate a wartime packed lunch of spam fritters and corned beef sandwiches and headed to the shelter when they heard the air raid siren.

Children have also learnt how their families were affected in the war and had visits from people who lived through the conflict.


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