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Minehead pupils dress up for journey back in time
The group of Year 4 pupils from St Michael's First School await their journey back in time as evacuees. PHOTO: Steve Guscott
GAS masks and clothing from 1939 set the tone for children from St Michael’s First School, Minehead, when they brought history to life.
The year four pupils re-enacted the evacuation of children during the Second World War, travelling by steam train along the West Somerset Railway to Watchet.
They took part in a drama about the evacuation at Watchet to give them a taste of what youngsters experienced during the war.
Year four teacher Jane Wheeler said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and have responded enthusiastically and produced some fabulous story writing.
“It is extremely important to get involved with trips like this – it is living history.
“We had a wonderful time and the day was made especially memorable by the volunteers who kindly gave up their time to re-live their memories and tell us stories about the Second World War evacuation.”