On Tuesday 18th March 170 Year 8 students attended a screening of War Horse performed by the National Theatre Company. This marks the start of a series of events planned by the History department in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary since the start of the war in August 1914.
The award winning show was recorded and screened at Wolverhampton’s Lighthouse Cinema. The trip, arranged by Miss Tappenden, Mrs Hall and Miss Bishop, was a cross curricular event benefitting the study of History, English and Drama. Year 8 students have studied the First World War in their History lessons this term, and are familiar with Michael Morpurgo’s moving novel from their English lessons.
A new display in the Humanities LRC includes two reconstructions of the First World War trench system. These were built by Reshma Rahman and Danielle Grimley, both Year 8 students, as part of their recent study of the war. Future events are planned including a residential visit to the battlefields in Flanders and France and wreath laying at the National Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.