Flushing School goes back to the 40s
The clock was turned back by seventy years at Flushing School last week, when pupils were evacuated to Pendennis Castle as part of a project on World War Two.
The year five “evacuees” came to school dressed in period costume before being whisked away to the sixteenth century fortress and they were joined by teachers and local residents who also got in on the act.
Headteacher Mark French explained that the trip was part of a topic on the war that the children were currently studying.
He said: “In the last couple of weeks they have been to Flambards to look at the Blitz exhibit and they have been to Truro museum to prepare for today.
“They are going to Pendennis Castle today to take part in a workshop on the home front and how the war affected this area.
“Nearer half term they are going to have an actor come in to school and teach them a play called “Albie’s War,” which they will perform afterwards.”
Albie’s War tells the story of World War Two as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy.
The main character, Albie Reid, is evacuated to the countryside and keeps a diary recording his adventures – including a cast of characters ranging from American airmen to Winston Churchill himself.