Engaging wartime sessions and activities for students

Newminster Middle School and Technology College organised a whole day of Remembrance and wartime-related activities last Friday.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 12:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:06 am
Some of the pupils who took part in Newminster Middle School and Technology College's war-time activities. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Some of the pupils dressed up in 1940s clothing and a dance school came along to teach them the waltz, foxtrot and others ahead of a special tea dance.

Other sessions included ‘make do and mend’, war songs with WI volunteer Linda Jenson and learning about the Enigma Machine used during the Second World War that was brought along by Tom Briggs from Bletchley Park.

Newminster pupil Sandi with her evacuee label. Picture by Jane Coltman.

In the morning, a group of students laid a wreath at the cenotaph in Morpeth on behalf of the school and Chaplain Nick Rowark conducted a service.

Two Chantry Middle School and Technology College pupils – Sarah Dunsire and Georgina Jeffrey – have made it through to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition, which will take place in March next year.

They impressed the judges at a regional heat with their investigation into the amount of microbes around the school.

The deadline for online entries is Sunday. For more details, visit www.thebig bangfair.co.uk/competition

Heidi, Ben and Kate dressed up for Newminster's war-time event. Picture by Jane Coltman.
Newminster pupil Sandi with her evacuee label. Picture by Jane Coltman.
Heidi, Ben and Kate dressed up for Newminster's war-time event. Picture by Jane Coltman.