Evacuees attend school

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 November 2012

Pupils dressed as evacuees for a world war project.

Pupils dressed as evacuees for a world war project.

Archant

n EVACUEES from World War Two turned up to lessons in Backwell with gas masks and ration books.

Pupils from Fairfield School dressed in 1930s costume and found out what life was like for children during the war.

They wore evacuee labels, carried gas marks and learnt about rationing and shortages.

Children used their ration coupons to buy sweets and enjoyed wartime packed lunches with jam sandwiches and corned beef. They also filed into an air raid shelter when the siren sounded and cheered each other up by singing songs from the period.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Somerset Times