VIDEO - St Botolph’s School pupils put through their paces at WW2 Day

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Pupils at St Botolph’s School, Quarrington, dressed up as evacuees as part of a series of activities for their Second World War Day.

The year four pupils had just started their topic for the term on the war.

Taking the salute. Cpl Vincent teaching St Botolph's pupils about life in the Home Guard. EMN-140711-224505001

Taking the salute. Cpl Vincent teaching St Botolph's pupils about life in the Home Guard. EMN-140711-224505001

Teacher Zoe James explained they began with an introduction to how the war began and why before learning about life as evacuee children. She said: “During lessons we will be looking at more aspects to do with the war.”

They invited Cpl Vincent and Bunty of historical re-enactment company, Portals To The Past, to come in to the school and show children what life was like serving in the Home Guard, doing marching and rifle drills in the hall, while others in class learned about life on the Home Front and the roles of women in the war, working on farms and in factories doing previously men’s jobs. It was rounded off with a quiz on aspects of what they had learned.

Miss James said: The children were so enthusiastic about it all.”

* See more photos and read about this story in Wednesday’s Sleaford Standard.