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World War 1 exhibition

posted 28 Sept 2014, 02:09 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 17 Jan 2015, 00:20 ]
Following on our very successful Sheffield Steel City whole school project work in summer 2103, this year we focused on the centenary of the start of World War 1 for our whole school theme in 2014.  Every class in school spent 2 weeks studying life in Britain at this time and the effect and the impact that the war had on families and communities.  We used many different resources and approaches and were very lucky to borrow a terrific set of World War 1 artefacts from Ian at All Saints Secondary School, which was fascinating for children and adults alike and provided excellent stimulus for enquiry and study.  We held an exhibition in which every child in the school had work on display and all were very proud to show their work off to the whole school community and to make the most of all the learning opportunities.  We were then delighted to be able to put some of the work on display in the Town Hall main foyer for the rest of the summer. Alas, there was not enough room for some of the larger exhibits.  There is another opportunity to see the display in The Old School in October as part of the Dore Village Society exhibition.  Do go along and visit this! :)  We have been delighted to read the comments in the Visitor Book which highly commend Dore children for their thoughtful and sensitive work in the very poignant exhibition which includes, journals, diaries, poetry, art and even has a giant poppy, a World War 1 classroom and a trench!  This is enhanced learning of a vital part of human history.  We will remember them.  World War 1 1914-1918.