Youngsters in Steeton have been given a vivid insight into what ordinary people experienced during the Second World War.

Year five and six pupils at Steeton Primary School are taking part in a learning project which involves schools in six other European countries.

A Steeton spokesman said: “They’ve heard about a retired Slovenian teacher who was sent to a labour camp, a Polish man who was part of the resistance and saw a film about the bombing of Rome.

“One pupil, Hailey Spencer, brought in some photos of her great grandfather, James Brian Holdsworth, who worked in Reykjavik from July 1940 to September 1942.”