Isca Remembers


We were astounded by the responses to our whole school homework project this summer. As part of the national commemorations of the centenary of the First World War this year, we asked students to undertake some research into the involvement of a member of their own family in that war OR to make a creative response to the very famous lines from ‘Ode of Remembrance’.
We wanted students to understand the lessons learned from that war, and its impact on the people of Britain. Students came back after the summer break with huge family research folders, illustrations, news clippings, stories, 3D models and sculptures, films, songs, textile art, poetry, paintings, drawings and photographs. Over 400 pieces of individual work expressing their thoughts and findings of an event that happened way before their own lifetime.

The next thing to do was create an event out of this work in order to share it with the wider community. So on Armistice Day, November 11th 2014, we held a special event in which students work was exhibited, where they performed their own compositions, and the choir performed a selection of war-time songs, and a very poignant two-minutes silence was held in which we remembered the lives of those that fought in the Great War of 1914-18, and the others affected by both that and other conflicts since.

A website to celebrate this work and our event is being prepared. In the meantime some images from our Cenotaph evening are available here.
 

 

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