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Fallen Fields WW1

 

To begin our World War 1 topic we led the whole school in a Remembrance Day Service on the school yard. We invited all members of our school community to lay wreaths at the foot of the Cenotaph. We did readings and sang our National Anthem. Everyone agreed it was a solemn and moving service despite the wind!

 

Have you noticed the Bronze resin Poppies in the village? On Thursday 26th November we went on a village walk with Peter and Margaret. They told us that each poppy represents a soldier who died in the first World War. They are fixed to the door of the house they lived in. We found out their age, their Regiment and how they died. We have created a display in school to share our new knowledge with everyone.

 

What a fantastic day we had today! First we went to Seaham to visit 'Tommy'. His real title is 'Eleven O One' as he sits knowing the war is over.

Then we went to the Durham Light Infantry Museum. Caroyln and Naomi led us though a series of activities. We visited the museum exhibition, researched key soldiers using real documentation, looked and touched a range of WW1 artefacts,  drilled as new recruits and had our leaving home family photo taken.

So much to see, learn and do!