Exmouth youngsters ‘evacuated’ in World War Two re-enactment

PUBLISHED: 11:39 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 11 December 2018

Exeter Road Primary School pupils were 'evacuated'. Picture: Robin James

Exeter Road Primary School pupils were 'evacuated'. Picture: Robin James

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Youngsters from an Exmouth primary school stepped back in time to experience what it was like for those who were evacuated during World War Two.

Exeter Road Primary School pupils were 'evacutated'. Picture: Robin JamesExeter Road Primary School pupils were 'evacutated'. Picture: Robin James

Pupils in years three and four at Exeter Road Primary School were seen off by their parents at the train station and designated to different UK towns and cities their counterparts would have been evacuated to during the conflict.

They arrived at the school dressed as it was the 1940s and they were getting ready to be sent to live in another part of the country.

Their parents waved goodbye to them at Exmouth Train Station and once they arrived in Exeter, they were grouped according to which town or city they would be living in.

Teacher Robin James said pupils at the school have been reading The Lion and The Unicorn, a book set during World War Two.

Exeter Road Primary School pupils 'evacuated'. Picture: Robin JamesExeter Road Primary School pupils 'evacuated'. Picture: Robin James

He said the evacuation trip gave students a chance to experience how it would have felt for children living at that time.


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