Pupils immersed in life in the 1940s

Year 6 girls from Portsmouth High School girls visited '19 Fourteas' tea room in West Street, Havant, as part of their Second World War Home Front history project
Year 6 girls from Portsmouth High School girls visited '19 Fourteas' tea room in West Street, Havant, as part of their Second World War Home Front history project
Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith
. Picture by Helen Yates

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Life in the Second World War was brought to life for a group of Portsmouth High School pupils.

Girls from Year 6 are working on a history project about the war and took a trip to 
the 19 Fourteas tearoom in West Street, Havant.

The tearoom staff dressed in the 1940s style and the café was packed full of treasures from the time.

The girls tried Bovril, and spam sandwiches, and sang along to 1940s tunes playing in the café.

Nell Newport-Speirs, 10, said: ‘The trip to Fourteas in Havant was great fun because we got to experience what life would have been like in the Forties.

‘We also tried spam sandwiches and Bovril although I am not 
sure about either of them!’

Lindsay Cunningham, deputy head of the junior school, who accompanied the girls, added: ‘Our city of Portsmouth is steeped in Second World War history and we feel it is important to bring the curriculum to life with trips and guest speakers as part of their Home Front studies.

‘It was a wonderful day for the girls to have the opportunity to be immersed in that period of time.’