Youngsters get a taste of wartime

By Tim Clarke 26/04 Updated: 27/04 10:29

Buy photos » Thomas Sharp, year three, Discover History’s Helen Lee and Katie Murray, also year three, handle some of the Second World War artefacts. Picture by Nick Hands 1712010NHR. Order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com

CHILDREN experienced a taste of wartime Britain this week as the harsh realities of bombing raids and rationing were brought to life.

Youngsters at Fairfield Community Primary School listened to stories about the Second World War and handled artefacts as they enjoyed a visit from education company Discover History.

They explained how Britain began to prepare for bombing by building shelters, filling sand bags and covering windows with blast tape. Children also got a chance to play some wartime games and experience gas mask practice while also looking at how bomb blasts affected places like the Meco Factory in St John’s.

The visit was organised by the school to support pupils’ Children of Wartime Worcester study.

“The children were very knowledgeable. They were not very impressed by the weekly ration and the newspaper used as toilet paper!” Paul Harding from Discover History said.

For more information on Discover History’s school visits call 07949 222137 and ask for a schools pack.

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