SOLDIERS and suffragettes invaded a school as pupils learned what life was like on the Western Front and the Home Front during the First World War.
Pupils at Cranford House School in Moulsford, near Wallingford, answered the call to arms and tackled an army assault course, sang wartime songs and created a giant wreath from paper poppies made by every pupil.
They also experienced wartime cooking by making parkin, a filling but much drier dish than is common today due to the shortage of eggs at the time.
A rogue band of suffragettes fought for their cause throughout the day by protesting at some of the events and chaining themselves to signs around the school.
Catherine Sweeney, 14, said: “It brought to life our classroom learning about the First World War and made it much more real.”
8:30am Thursday 30th July 2015
A DIGGER is now on the scene at Brasenose Driftway where police say canisters containing an unknown substance have caused soil contamination.
6:30am Thursday 30th July 2015
COUNCIL leader Matthew Barber yesterday said decisions over the failed £100 million West Way scheme were made “in good faith”.
6:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015
PLANS to invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme to combat a crisis in temporary accommodation in Oxford have been backed by councillors.
4:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015
A MAN has been arrested after an attempted rape in Sandford-on-Thames earlier today.
INCREASING numbers of people apparently taking nitrous oxide gas in north Oxfordshire has prompted police to issue a warning on the dangers.
10:14am Thursday 30th July 2015
A FAMILY of five escaped with their lives from a serious fire at their home in Bicester last night.