Youngsters dressed up as Second World War evacuees for a Horning-sham School trip to the East Cranmore Steam Railway Centre.

Owls class donned flat caps and overcoats, pulled up their socks and picked up cardboard suitcases, name tags and gas mask boxes to flee the dangers of the Blitz.

Children took a ride on a steam train in a day organised to help them appreciate a child’s perspective of living through Operation Pied Piper and the Second World War.

Owls teacher Carole Andrews said: “It was a fantastic day, as each of them was able to empathise with their character as they set off on the train. They each brought along a wartime lunch, wrapped in brown paper, and then were billeted at the station, finding out who they would be living with during the war.

“The day was enriched by the great generosity of Ready Case Limited, of Warminster, who very kindly made us all cardboard suitcases and gas mask boxes.”