Partying 1940s style

STUDENTS, teachers and parents swung into action during a 1940s-themed party at Crockerne Primary School in Pill.

To celebrate learning about life during World War Two, a party was put on at the Westward Drive school, which included a lesson on the basics of swing dancing.

Party food was provided by children in years five and six, who had planned, costed and baked it all. Ration tickets were then sold on the night so everyone got their share.

The children also made a huge 120m-long paper chain to decorate the school hall and, in the true wartime spirit of make do and mend, this was made from newspaper.

Other highlights of the party included a raffle, apple bobbing, pass the parcel and a 1940s make up, nails and hair stand run by year six assistants.

Year six pupil Rebecca said: “The 1940s evening was the best party Crockerne has ever thrown - it was really upbeat.”

Proceeds raised from the event will be put toward a trip to the steam museum in Swindon.