BARNSLEY ACADEMY REMEMBERS THOSE ‘WHO SHALL NOT GROW OLD’
~Students and staff commemorate the centenary of the end of the ‘war to end all wars’~
Those ‘who shall not grow old’ will be remembered by Barnsley Academy students, when the school commemorates the centenary of the end of World War I.
Known as ‘the war to end all wars,’ the global conflict, which resulted in the deaths of millions of young soldiers, ran from 1914 through to 11th November 1918 - Armistice Day.
On Friday 9th November, Barnsley Academy remembers the fallen with a programme of ‘immersive’ activities across all areas of the curriculum, including:
- Science: 'Airplanes, Artillery and Ammunition' - looking at the forces involved in making airplanes fly and the types of weapons used
- English: 'At the Border'’ with students taking part in descriptive writing workshops
- Performing Arts: 'Memories of Wartime' - involving the creation of a museum of information featuring the sights and sounds of war, culminating in the production and performance of monologues and witness statements by the students, writing as though they were there at the time
The academy will also commemorate the centenary with cake bakes by GCSE Food Technology students (with funds raised going to the Salvation Army), the creation of a ‘memory tree’ featuring student tributes and a special wreath of remembrance, produced in conjunction with the Field Lane Crafters and Stairfoot Ward Alliance.
Outside of the academy, 30 Key Stage 4 students will be visiting the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, with a further 30 from Key Stage 3 travelling to Barnsley Museum for a series of World War I workshops and tour of the exhibits.
Commenting on the initiative, Barnsley Academy Principal Stephen Dixon said:
“No matter how long it has been since WW1 ended, it’s incredibly important that we still remember and celebrate the unbelievable courage and honour of the men and women who fought for our country during this terrible conflict, hence the dedicated programme of activities we will be running at the school. This initiative also forms part of our commitment to provide our students with an education with character.”
For further information about this press release, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143