KILDWICK schoolchildren explore their own village’s wartime past during a history study day.

Pupils of Kildwick Primary School teamed up with the Kildwick and Farnhill Volunteers Project, which is researching information about the area and its residents during the First World War.

Project volunteers Graham Taylor and Helen Moran led an assembly to show the children photos of Kildwick and Farnhill in the early 1900s.

Photographs of streets, the church and Kildwick School were shared. The pupils were told about many men in the area that went to fight in the war.

Information regarding this time was retrieved from the school’s log book, where the headteacher of the time recorded events such as an airship passing by, knitting stockings for the soldiers, and assemblies about food waste.

Children explored the topic further with activities including art, knitting and baking, with items sold to parents at the end of the day.

Mr Taylor said: “It was a pleasure to be part of such a fantastic day, where the history of our village was brought to life.”

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