Sunderland pupils enjoy a Wartime Weekend

Bexhill Academy youngsters take part in a wartime weekend.
Bexhill Academy youngsters take part in a wartime weekend.
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Pupils from Sunderland’s Bexhill Academy turned back the clock to take part in a wartime weekend in Yorkshire.

Children from Years 5 and 6, along with members of staff, rolled back the years and donned their 1940s costumes to spend the day as evacuees.

After a morning at the Railways in Wartime event at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the group from the Town End Farm area made a visit to Eden Camp, the British military and social history museum, to bring to life some of the work they have been doing in class.

The annual Wartime Weekend is one of the of the most popular re-enactment events in the country for would-be evacuees, due to its location at rural stations in the North Yorkshire Moors.

As well as riding the traditional steam trains there were also stalls and re-enactments at each of the stops during the three-day event.