World War 1 Commemoration


Pupils at Hathersage St. Michael’s CE (A) Primary School have been commemorating World War 1.


The whole school adopted a topic approach to follow the children’s interests in WW1, culminating in an amazing exhibition in the school hall last weekend.


The children have been ‘Digging for Victory’ by planting vegetables and food stuffs in their raised beds, they planted a field of poppies in remembrance of those who died and they have written poems, made silver foil sculptures, experienced lessons 1914 style, found out about the Zeppelin raids from the school log books, visited Longshaw field Hospital and researched members of their own families.


The whole community became involved by sending in artefacts and memorabilia from local family members to support learning and encourage empathy with the devastation caused to so many families in so many different ways.


Every item was on display, along with all the children’s artwork, written work and models. A replica 1914 school room, living room and kitchen along with posters, flags, real uniforms and music of the era helped to create the appropriate atmosphere in the exhibition.


 We would like to thank all of our pupils, visitors, parents, grandparents and members of the community who came to our exhibition and made donations towards developing our school Peace Garden. We received some amazing comments and the children have been truly inspired.