Enrichment Week blog

WW1 Enrichment Week

The highlight of the WW1 Enrichment Week has undoubtedly been Beachborough’s real WW1 Trench (built by Darren Lawes, Scott Lawes, Neil Robinson, Kellan Lawes, James Stone, Alison Stone, Dan Gross, Verity Sanders, Lily Sanders and Michael Sanders ably assisted by various other children). The Trench visits, led by Mr Timms have inspired some amazing drama, poetry and very moving letters home  ‘from the trenches’. In their English lessons they have been learning about First World War Poetry, ‘Perform for Schools’ have led a dynamic drama workshop and in Geography the children have learnt how the war changed the map of Europe. In art the children have enjoyed creating World War One Propaganda Posters and art in the style of Paul Klee. The children have also researched the fascinating stories of the men of Westbury who went away to war and the areas of the world where they went. Today saw the spectacular sight of all the children out on the front lawn for the Swedish Drill and then afterwards they sang their hearts out to the National Anthems of some of the Allies and some popular songs of the day. This week has been a huge success and concluded with a superb performance of YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU by the Quantum Theatre Company. By Michael Sanders