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Year Six step back in time

Year Six pupils get ready to visit the Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Year Six pupils experienced what life as an evacuee during World War Two was like during a trip to the Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Dressed in 1940’s style costumes, the pupils went to the home of Mrs Hodgkinson and warden Bob and immersed themselves in their role-play as evacuees from the Channel Islands.

In the shelters they saw the beds, toilets, medical room and meeting room and were shocked by the fact that pets could not be taken into the shelters with their owners during a raid.

After a rations packed lunch – complete with salt n shake crisps, which sounded like having a maraca band in the room – the group heard what an actual air raid siren sounded like.

They then split into two groups and did some housework and looked at gas masks and bombs.

After waving goodbye to Mrs Hodgkinson and warden Bob, the pupils boarded the bus back to school, and back to the present day.

Pupil Gemma W said: “Our trip to the Stockport Air Raid Shelters was exciting and the tunnels were really interesting.”

Children in 6B noted that “there was so much to learn and so many things to see” and their favourite part was re-creating the black out.