People with memories of the Second World War are getting fewer by the year – but that isn’t stopping the youngest generation learning about the biggest conflict in human history.

Staff and pupils from Year 3 – aged seven and eight – at Anstey Junior School in Alton recently took part in an interactive ‘Passport to the Past’ day in which the children dressed up as evacuees and a professional theatre company helped them re-enact the experiences of children between 1939 and 1945.

Pupil Ruby brought in photos of her great-grandfather, Captain Fredrick Richard Butler, plus his Second World War ration books and medals, to show her classmates.