Stepping back in time to look at life during Second World War

Young and old came together to step back in time to explore life during the Second World War.

Pupils at Whitley Lodge First School, in Whitley Bay, held a special ‘World War 2 Tea Party’ for local residents and parents to enjoy.

Whitley Lodge First School World War II tea dance.'REF 1601159244

Whitley Lodge First School World War II tea dance.'REF 1601159244

Key Stage 2 children had spent time researching life on the home front during the war, focusing on the local area.

The tea party saw children and staff dress up in 1940s clothing while the youngsters also put their cooking skills to the test by creating a range of scones made from ration ingredients, taking part in the Great British Scone Off.

Among the scones were raisin and cinnamon, plum and onion, rhubarb and ginger, carrot and cheese, beetroot and onion, and corned beef and onion.

The overall winner was chosen as cheese, onion and potato. There was also a raffle, with prizes including a box filled with weekly rations, to help raise money for the British Legion.

Pupils also entertained the guests with singing and readings of poems, letters and diary entries while they also performed a Lindy Hop.