Children step back in time to learn about WW2

MHDE-08-11-11 WORLDWAR2 NOV05 (3)'St Lawrence Primary School, Napton, had a World War 2 theme day, on Tuesday 8th November.'Pictured are Bradley McDaid ( 9 ), Milly Adams ( 9 ), Elizabeth Postins ( 9 ), Sam Mackaness ( 9 ) & Morgan White ( 9 )
MHDE-08-11-11 WORLDWAR2 NOV05 (3)'St Lawrence Primary School, Napton, had a World War 2 theme day, on Tuesday 8th November.'Pictured are Bradley McDaid ( 9 ), Milly Adams ( 9 ), Elizabeth Postins ( 9 ), Sam Mackaness ( 9 ) & Morgan White ( 9 )

YOUNGSTERS learned all about what life was like during the Second World War on Tuesday.

Pupils and staff at St Lawrence Primary School in Napton dressed up in period costumes and took part in several activities as part of a Second World War day.

A war room was recreated and children got to try their hand at code-breaking while also sampling types of food from the period. Air raid sirens went off throughout the day while there was a real life ambulance used during the war in the playground.

At the end of the day the parents joined everyone at the school in celebrating with a victory party.

Headteacher John Brine said: “Having a day like this helps to bring the subject to life for the children.

“It gives them a real insight into what it was like to live during the Second World War and is very timely with Remembrance Sunday coming.

“It was an absolutely wonderful day and all of the children loved taking part.”