Bringing History to Life: World War One Anniversary
We wanted to make a special effort to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One. In September we sent ten pupils to Ypres with Mr Backstrom and Ms Millican. Also forty- five other pupils went to The Imperial War Museum in Manchester to find out about WW1.
However, we wanted to remember the war with the whole school involved. Recently we made a film about World War One. Each class was filmed on the same morning and the purpose of the film was to learn about the war and share our knowledge with the rest of the school. Mr Bradshaw and I then filmed and edited the scenes. The film told the story of two giant puppets, George and Mary and their dog Patch. They visited each class to find out what they had been learning about the war. They learnt about the Liverpool Pals; the Liverpool Mobile Field Hospital; Walter Tull; the Christmas truce and much much more.
We watched the film together on Monday 10th November, so that the children could understand more about Remembrance Day the following day. The children have all shown great respect when learning about the war and it has been a pleasure to work with them all to pass on the important message of remembrance.
As part of the film the puppets walked through Liverpool- models made by the children. The response to my request for models was overwhelming- there were so many and they were of such good quality. Many thanks to everyone who took part. As well as using them in the film, the children and parents enjoyed walking through the streets of Liverpool !
We have some more activities planned for later in the Autumn Term linked to WW1. Look out for details in letters going home.
Once again, many thanks to staff, children and parents who were involved in the making of our film and helped bring our history to life.
Mrs Sayer Humanities Manager 12.11.14