Members of an AS-level film studies group stepped back in time for a 1940s-themed tea party to celebrate the launch of a new module on Second World War cinema.

The South Cheshire College learners also decorated their classroom with Union Jack bunting and other wartime memorabilia, including classic posters and ration books, before watching a black and white wartime film.

Chantal Bradburn, film studies course team leader, said: “Up until now on the course, the group mainly focused on modern-day films, but this module will give them the opportunity to study films from the wartime era.”

Students Katie Short, aged 17, of Nantwich, said: “I’ve not really watched many old films so I’m looking forward to the module.”

Cap main image: Students seated for vintage tea party. Inse left: Ewan Young, aged 16, Katie Short, 17, and Joe Speet, 16, holding ration books