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Heads down: Pupils from Norton Free Church of England Primary in their very own replica air raid shelter.

Heads down: Pupils from Norton Free Church of England Primary in their very own replica air raid shelter.

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SAFE and sound - these pupils look ready for any calamity in their very own home made air raid shelter.

Youngsters from Sheffield’s Norton Free CE Primary built the replica Anderson shelter in their classroom as part of a project on World War II.

They also became evacuees for the day at Kelham Island Museum, dressing up in 1940s style clothes, munching packed lunches in tins and singing songs from the era.

Teacher Laura McCluskey said: “The children have been producing written work imagining they really were evacuees, and they have been examining photos and video clips.”

She added: “We’ve also encouraged children to seek first hand accounts of the period, from grandparents or great-grandparents.”

n See more photos of Norton Free in our regular School Spotlight feature in Class Act next Tuesday.

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