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Pupils do their bit for the war memorial effort

Wyberton Primary School children held a special day to prepare for the First World War centenary.

Wyberton Primary School children held a special day to prepare for the First World War centenary.

Children have been doing their bit for the war memorial effort at Wyberton Primary School by holding fundraising activities in war-time regalia.

Pupils held a coffee morning and swapped their school uniforms for First and Second World War-era clothing, while carrying gas masks and other items of memorabilia.

Staff also got in on the action by dressing as Land Army girls and parents helped children with their costumes and finding old war-time photos of relatives to show on the day.

Their efforts have raised funds towards Boston Borough Council’s war memorial appeal to fund an engraved granite plinth to mark the beginning of the 1914-1918 war.

Pupil Chloe Paddison, 11, said: “We have been learning about the two world wars in lessons. It has been very interesting and taught us how scary war can be.”

Pupil Aaron Kirkham, 11, said it had been ‘fun’ to experience the era for the day but added that what they learned about the war years made him appreciate the present day.

Pupils were also treated to a performance by Amazing Aviation, examining the history of aviation – from ‘Elmer the flying monk’ through to Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows.

Lincolnshire’s famous flying Lancaster and the Dambusters together with Spitfires and Hurricanes and a Dakota also featured in sketches, some using the latest computer-generated imaging technology.

l To donate to the appeal visit www.boston.gov.uk

 

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