Pupils Commemorate Battle of the Somme

Matilda Murphy with pupils from Lockerley

Matilda Murphy with pupils from Lockerley

Students; Matilda Murphy Year 11, Kira Nash Year 10, Rory Palmer Year 10, Isabelle Woodfield Year 11 and Alice Woodfield Year 9, with Mrs Allsopp took part in a commemoration of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 2016.

They spent the day working with the pupils at Lockerley Primary School to raise awareness of the Battle.  Lockerley pupils investigated the uniforms and weapons a soldier at the Battle would be equipped with and carried out research into the five local soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle.  Rory, an American Soldier re-enactor, arrived at the school in full uniform with equipment providing pupils with an exciting experience looking at artefacts.

Rory Palmer as American Soldier

Rory Palmer as American Soldier with pupils from Lockerley

 

Rory Palmer as American Soldier with pupils from Lockerley

Rory Palmer as American Soldier with pupils from Lockerley

At the end of the school day the pupils, parents, and other members of the community met together on Butts Green to lay poppies with a short service of remembrance led by local Vicar James Pitkin.  This was all part of the Legacy 110 project, a national schools project to engage local communities in remembering the First World War.

 

Lockerley pupils with poppies

Lockerley pupils with poppies

 

Lockerley pupils with poppies

Lockerley pupils with poppies

Kira and Isobelle visited the First World War battlefield sites last October and this was a follow up to that visit.  A fantastic experience for all the students.