Young readers explore First World War at book group

YOUNG READERS will step back in time to find out about children’s lives during the First World War.

Saddleworth Children’s Book Group is marking the centenary of the war’s outbreak as well as ‘Non-fiction November’ on Saturday, November 22 from 2- 3.30pm Sandy Lane Community Church in Dobcross.Saddleworth children's book group

With help from the Imperial War Museum North, The Book Group will have a box of interesting – and sometimes puzzling – objects from the time for the children to delve into and will also be showing some of the Museum’s short silent films.

Children will be able to dress up and try out popular games of the era, and design and write postcards to servicemen and nurses on the front line in France and Belgium.

The event is supported by Usborne Children’s Books, which has supplied books, crafts, cards and quizzes all about the war.

And families can buy treats from an Edwardian-style cafe at the event.

The Book Group is linked to the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. Annual membership of the Saddleworth group is £8 for families with one child, £10 for families with two or more children.

Admission to the First World War event is £1 for members, £3 per child for non-members. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

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