Youngsters step back in time

A blacksmith shows the children his work.
A blacksmith shows the children his work.

PUPILS went back 100 years to find out what life used to be like in their village.

The children from Badby School enjoyed a heritage crafts day on their playing field and in the kitchen.

They watched a blacksmith and a bodger at work and saw charcoal being made in a traditional kiln. The pupils also had a go at making their own bread and ate the rolls during their afternoon break.

The event was organised by the Rose of the Shires project, in partnership with the school, and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Headteacher Catriona Eckland said: “The children had a tremendous day and learnt so much about Badby’s past. We are pleased so many parents came along too.”