World War One
Aston by Sutton School and The Great War
Interactive History Workshop
On Tuesday 21st October, Tony Cope ran a World War One whole school interactive history workshop for the children. Please click the link below to read the article in the Runcorn Weekly News.
Armistice Day - Remembrance
On Tuesday 11th November, the whole school went up to the War Memorial to commemorate Armistice Day. Ebony Wells, Ed Okell, Evie Keowski, Lucy Lynch and Isabel Shaw tied poppy wreaths that they had made on the Interactive History Workshop Day in their family groups, onto the railings. Ben Bramhall, Emma Waby, Jess Chapman and Grace Cannon shared their own poetry and Emily Rigby read In Flanders Field written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The local Vicar shared her thoughts and a prayer. Children stood in silence as the Last Post was played.
Year 1's Felt Poppies
Whilst Year 2 were away on their residential, Mrs Cowburn created felt poppies with the children.
The children then went around the other classes to show what they had made and how they had done it.
John Malam Letter Writing Workshop
On Monday 17th November author John Malam came into school to do letter writing workshops with the children. He was able to share actual letters from Cpl. Fred Horsnell MM to his family during the Great War. It was qute moving to know that his older brother had died on this very date 100 years ago. Children were able to look at his website http://www.brothersatwar.co.uk/ to see images of the three brother and of Fred's letters.