‘Pupils were buzzing with ex­cite­ment’

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.”

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