Treloar School students step back in time

14 July 2011

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Students at Treloar School in Upper Froyle stepped back in time at a wartime event last week.

A WW2 Victory in Europe day was held at the School as part of the end of year celebrations, and Treloar students were joined by others from partner schools including Saxon Wood, Medstead and Stepping Stones.

Those who attended the day included veterans and members of the British Legion, dancers and a traditional singer, while pipers, a bugle player and an accordion player added the instrumental element.

Students were able to view a range of military vehicles as well as vintage cars as well as take part in hands on activities such as making a gas mask box and ration book.

Veterans shared their experiences of the time with students and a sermon was also held.

Treloar’s tutor, Jenny Judge, said: “It was a time for the staff and students to come together and the students benefited from hands on activities that put the day into more context for them. Our thanks go to everyone who helped make the day such a success, and a special mention to Treloar’s supporter Terry Frost, for his input.

“It was a brilliant programme of events and such a wonderful day for the whole community at Treloar School. It was a nice mixture of reflection and fun and an uplifting experience for the students.”

Author: Sharon Dunbar

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