This Heritage Schools film demonstrates how pupils from Littlemead Primary School engage with their local heritage and learn about the impact of the First World War. They carry out internet research, learn from a local historian and carry out a local heritage trail to uncover the story behind the commemoration of a young soldier on a local gravestone. They find out how this soldier (Hardy Falconer Parson V.C.) died and why he was awarded the Victoria Cross. They also read the heartfelt account of a nurse taking care of the war wounded. The pupils then produce a drama, as their own tribute to the bravery of those who suffered during the First World War. Find out more about Heritage Schools at english-heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-schools/
This moving docudrama illustrates how pupils from Summerhill Primary School in Bristol researched the names on the memorial in their school, to learn more about the impact of the First World War. The children trace the story of Arthur Blackmore to uncover details of his life and connect with the tragic story of his loss. The film was made as part of the Heritage Schools programme, which supports schools in embedding local heritage into the curriculum. Find out more about the Heritage Schools at english-heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-schools/
In this film KS3 pupils from Richmond School, in North Yorkshire, research the WW1 soldiers, listed on their school memorial plaque, and learn about the impact of the war on their local area. This films is also an account of the learning journey taken by an outstanding teacher, and pupils who are truly engaged with their study.