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A Coventry project which recreated the Blitz of World War Two has won a prestigious national award.

Coventry Arts and Heritage was one of seven groups to win a Roots and Wings Award for a role-play project they organised with primary school children.

Around 80 pupils were organised into families and given the names of real people who lived through the Blitz.

The award organisers, Curiosity and Imagination, said the children immersed themselves in the project.

The children spent three days undergoing preparation to act out an evacuation before being taken for an overnight stay at a billeting hall where they were selected by foster parents.

Coventry Arts and Heritage will be given the award by TV presenter Loyd Grossman at a ceremony in London next month.


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