Commemoration of World War 1

The whole school has been deeply moved by the events and stories we have been learning about in World War 1. We are reading a number of books and have researched the history behind how it started.

Poppies @ The Tower 1As it is 100 years since the Great War began, there have been many commemorative events around the country encouraging us to reflect on the effects of the war and the huge loses it brought on this and other countries. Perhaps the most spectacular is the installation at The Tower of London called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and staged by Tom Piper. It involves 888,246 ceramic poppies gradually being placed in the moat at the Tower of London. It was started in July and will reach it’s end on 11th November, Armistice Day. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

Some of the our teachers went down to visit this spectacular site over half term and were very moved by it too.

Look at these short films about the installation and what it has meant to the people involved.

 

Some more photos from my visit to The Tower of London.

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