Writing home on wartime trip

Children and staff at Walsden St Peter's School took the train to Hebden Bridge on their evacuees day
Children and staff at Walsden St Peter's School took the train to Hebden Bridge on their evacuees day

A school brought history to life as it recreated wartime experiences.

As part of a project on World War Two, children at Walsden St Peter’s School became evacuees for the day.

Pupils in year four dressed in wartime outfits, made their own gas masks and found out what it was like to leave home during the war.

Children and staff took the train from Walsden to Hebden Bridge, where they wrote postcards to their families back home, enjoyed a beetle drive and took part in an air raid drill practice.

Teaching assistant Lisa Langford said: “The parents have been fantastic with the costumes.

“We were really pleased with the day.”