Hands on history for local pupils

Anderson Shelter
Anderson Shelter

PUPILS at a Forfar primary school have been learning all about the Second World War in the classrom and through practical projects.

Forfar Academy’s principal teacher of technology and design, Bob Baldie, visited Langlands Primary School recently with two of his fifth year students to see the final results of a World War II project carried out with the school’s P7 pupils.

As part of their transition to Forfar Academy, the children constructed an Anderson Shelter with the help of Mr Baldie.

The shelter now has pride of place in the school’s Dig for Victory garden, where the pupils have planted potatoes and beans as part of their war time efforts, which have also included sampling spam sandwiches.

Bob Baldie is pictured here with students Ross Galbraith and Drew Hudson from Forfar Academy and Langlands Primary School pupils at the Anderson Shelter in the school grounds.