5:00pm Sunday 15th April 2012
By Helen Morton
SONGS and dances helped pupils at Cliddesden Primary School to remember the evacuation of children from cities during the Second World War.
Three performances proved a thrill for a total audience of 200 people that included former evacuees.
Teacher John Stapleton organised the performance, in which 29 children aged between seven and nine, sang, acted and danced their way through a musical based on the experiences of children sent away from home.
Pupils also studied the subject in some depth in history lessons. Mr Stapleton said: “Their performances really exceeded their years. They really enjoyed themselves, from the start to the finish and loved learning about the topic.
“We have had letters into the school from former evacuees saying how much they had enjoyed the performances and how they had brought back memories, both good and bad.”
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