I was uncertain of doing an assembly on the Battle of the Somme but it’s been one of the most creative and emotional experiences I’ve had as a teacher. You know that feeling you get when students really engage with a topic and make you so proud – THAT FEELING!
The subject of war and loss is so emotive and our approach has been to use non-traditional poetry, freeze-frame images of battle and of family life, songs with video footage of the soldiers and a final uplifting song to emphasise the importance of love, loss and moving forward.
David E Watters
Give ’em Hope Campaign Founder and Coordinator https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiveEmHope/