Children given an evacuee experience

Children from  Broomhill  have been experiencing the life of an evacuee as part of a project at the First School. They are seen with some of the staff and parents who also contributed to the experience. Ref: JCNG evacuees 1
Children from Broomhill have been experiencing the life of an evacuee as part of a project at the First School. They are seen with some of the staff and parents who also contributed to the experience. Ref: JCNG evacuees 1

Children at a north Northumberland school turned the clock back to the Second World War, as they experienced what it would be like to be an evacuee.

The youngsters, from Broomhill First School, dressed up in 1940s clothes, went on a train journey and were selected by new parents in their homes in the countryside.

Children from  Broomhill  have been experiencing the life of an evacuee as part of a project at the First School. Sandi Drew, teacher  Stacey Wilson and Oman-Colbourn Cowell are seen ready to depart. Ref: JCNG evacuees 2

Children from Broomhill have been experiencing the life of an evacuee as part of a project at the First School. Sandi Drew, teacher Stacey Wilson and Oman-Colbourn Cowell are seen ready to depart. Ref: JCNG evacuees 2

Pupils packed suitcases with items such as teddy bears, books and letters to loved ones.

They also sang rousing war-time songs. The special event was part of the Second World War-themed topic, I’m An Evacuee Get Me Out Of Here.

Teacher Elaine Brindle believes the pupils enjoyed the living history experience.

“They had a fantastic time.

“They went on a train journey. Some children were a little bit worried when they got selected by their new parents and taken to a new school.

“It has been a really good experience and the children were able to feel what it was like to be an evacuee during the Second World War.

“Hopefully it is something they will remember for a long time to come.”