Students live as 1940's evacuees

Preparing for life in the 40s Credit: ITV

A group of school-children have spent five days pretending to live asevacuees in war-time Britain. The youngsters dressed in clothing fromthe era, learnt about rationing and gas-masks, held a street party andeven experienced an air-raid. The project was designed to bring youngpeople closer to the past, by 'living' history, rather than simplyreading about it.

The children, who were all volunteers, stayed at Featherstone Castlenear Haltwhistle in Northumberland. They'd they'd helped plan theevent for almost a year. They took a video-camera with them todocument the experience. The footage will be turned into a short filmlater in the year.

Robert Naylor explained some of the pieces to our reporter.