YOUNGSTERS have connected with war time history by delving into the archives.

Children from St Peter’s School, Brafferton, in the district of Hambleton, joined with the North Yorkshire County Record Office for the project, which saw them use ration books, public information leaflets, posters and photographs to find out about life on the Home Front during the Second World War.

In addition, the children were able to cook up dishes using authentic wartime recipes, grow their own vegetables inspired by the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign and embrace the ‘Make Do and Mend’ spirit of the times by upcycling.

On VE Day, pupils created buntings which were used to decorate the school and organised tea parties for their families.

Sarah Anderson from St Peter’s said: “The VE Day 75 celebrations have provided a great opportunity to immerse children in learning about the Second World War and its impact on our community, in creative and interactive ways."