YEAR 5 PUPILS from St Mary’s Hall preparatory school in Lancashire went on a school trip with a difference this week.
Dressed as evacuees from the Second World War, complete with gas mask boxes, they visited Stockport air raid shelter.
The staff at the shelter were also “in role” and the air raid warden told the children that there had been a near-miss the previous night, and that the bomb had left a crater outside.
Joy Twigg, their teacher, said: “The children’s eyes were like saucers. The ‘crater’ had actually been made by the gas board digging up the road but it made the experience vivid.” To add to the excitement Mr Ogarrio, their teacher, was recognised as a “spy” and arrested.