Youngsters enjoy trip back to wartime years

Wartime studies at Wheatcroft School  121119
Wartime studies at Wheatcroft School 121119

PUPILS from a Scarborough school got into the wartime spirit thanks a 1940s style street party!

The Year Four children from Wheatcroft School jived away as they learned about life during World War Two.

Wartime studies at Wheatcroft School''Picture by Neil Silk  121119a'13/03/12

Wartime studies at Wheatcroft School''Picture by Neil Silk 121119a'13/03/12

They made carrot cookies and dressed in full 1940s clothing for the party, which marked the culmination of their studies on the topic.

Teacher Faith Coates said the youngsters learned about rationing, The Blitz and air raids, and even made model shelters to boost their understanding of the subject.

Miss Coates added: “We really wanted to bring the topic to life for the children so they could appreciate what it was like for people at the time.

“The pupils were really enthusiastic and we received so much support from their parents too, which was great and much appreciated.

“All 35 children also completed their homework project to make an air raid shelter model.

“We looked at VE Day and listened to Glenn Miller and they had a super time, they really got a lot out of the day and the topic.”