Pupils are War Detectives

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Residents of Swaffham Bulbeck and surrounding villages who fought in or living during the Second World War have been sharing their experiences with local young people.

Pupils from Swaffham Bulbeck primary school and Bottisham Village College and clients of the Red2Green project, who have disabilities ranging from autism to learning disabilities, listened as veterans shared their experiences of codes and communications.

The day was part of a year-long programme of activities encouraging youngsters to become War Detectives and find out what life was really like during the conflict.

Other activities planned include visits to Duxford, and Bletchley Park, and learning days culminating in a commemoration day on June 10 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. when the youngsters will share films they have made of events, as well as their hopes for the future, which will be buried in a time capsule near the war memorial in Swaffham Bulbeck.