Beer children get flavour of life as World War Two evacuees
PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 October 2018
Beer children had taste of what life was really like for World War Two evacuees this week.
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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