Beer children get flavour of life as World War Two evacuees

PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 October 2018

Children of Beer Primary School wave as their train departs. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children of Beer Primary School wave as their train departs. Picture: Sam Cooper

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Beer children had taste of what life was really like for World War Two evacuees this week.

Children of Beer Primary School wave as their train departs. Picture: Sam CooperChildren of Beer Primary School wave as their train departs. Picture: Sam Cooper

The youngsters arrived at school dressed in themed attire, with peaked caps and old suitcases, before they were given an envelope revealing they were being evacuated to host families for the day.

The group then made their way to Pecorama to ride the steam train and simulate life back during the war.

The children concluded the day with a tea dance attended by grandparents and Lyme Bay Residential Home residents.

The exercise was run 
by teachers at Beer 
Primary School who wanted to give the children an immersive experience, as part of their education on the war.

Children from All 
Saints Primary School in Axminster also took part and pretended to be the evacuees’ families.

Left over cakes from 
the day were sold by the children for Dementia UK.

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