Battle of the #Somme Centinary 

Our Battle of the Somme Assembly was such a success that we were asked to repeat it today at our other school. It was a devised multi-media piece which mixed archive footage, recorded testimonies, freeze frame images, choral singing and live poetry. I couldn’t be prouder than I am right now. 

Never underestimate anyone; these students engaged with the subject and communicated a message of love, loss and hope with such stillness, subtlety and sincerity.

To get some idea of the piece we presented, here is a link to the video I created as a backdrop to the  live performance:

I’m not saying it’s easy to achieve these results; in fact, quite the opposite. 

It’s challenging but rewarding and rewarding because it’s challenging. 

If you know what I mean!



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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