The pupils had an unbelievable first hand experience of what life was like during the Blitz. Fascinating! They had an amazing time supplementing their understanding of life during the WW2 period here in Tyne and Wear through a visit to The Victoria Tunnel. They explored where thousands sought shelter in Newcastle during air raids and what those hours underground would have been like. Not pleasurable for sure! After this, they heard from Basil, a local man, who was evacuated at the age of 10 to Barnard Castle. This really brought evacuation to life as he shared stories and artefacts.