Wartime experience

Scarborough College images for susan
Scarborough College images for susan

SCARBOROUGH College hosted a Saturday morning activity for children aged eight to 12 years old based on life during the Second World War.

Children were issued with ration cards and gas mask boxes and found out what life was like in Britain over 70 years ago.

Scarborough College images for susan

Scarborough College images for susan

An Anderson shelter was built in the college drama studio and children were helped by sixth form and Year 11 drama students to huddle inside during a very noisy air raid.

The children made bandages and dressings and added theatrical blood for extra realism.

Teaching staff from the history and English departments Richard Scott and Lynda Powell helped create the morning’s activity and head of drama Dan Maloney dressed as an air raid warden to establish an authentic glimpse of life during the war.

The next event will be held on Saturday December 3.