‘Pupils were buzzing with excitement’
HEADTEACHER Vicky Walker said pupils listened to the words of Neville Chamberlain from 1939 to ‘set the scene of how the war was announced to the country’.
She said that during a roleplay exercise air raid sirens went off and staff and children sought shelter under a dining room table.
She added: “At all times, all children were accompanied by a teacher or teaching assistant and the children showed no signs of distress throughout the day.
“The children left the hall buzzing with excitement about all the adventures they could perceive happening.
“The whole afternoon was incredible and the children talked endlessly about being immersed in their learning and having a real empathy of what the Second World War was like for children at that time.”