Postcards home from the evacuees

The little evacuees from Christ the King Primary School in Burnley.

The little evacuees from Christ the King Primary School in Burnley.

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Modern day children were transported back to the days of World War Two when all youngsters were taken from their homes in towns and cities and sent to live in the countryside.

And pupils at Christ the King RC Primary School in Burnley loved pretending to be evacuees.

It took them some time to get used to being called by their surnames, standing up when an adult entered the classroom and writing their lessons on a sheet of black paper which acted as a chalkboard.

And they got a real taste of what it must have been like to be an evacuee parted from their families when they had to write a postcard to their parents.

They also enjoyed carrot cake and a tiny slice of Victoria sponge and oat cakes which were part of the staple diet of children in the war years.

The day was rounded off with a trip to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester