Thinking about remembering the First World War in 2018
Thomas Tallis School and in particular the History Department have supported remembrance activities surrounding the First World War for some time now including several visits to Flanders Fields, Belgium. The department have been delighted to contribute and collaborate with a range of partners in thinking about how schools might remember the end of the First World War 100 years on.
On Wednesday 16th May, an organisation called 14-18-NOW came into Tallis to do some work with a selected group of year 8 students. The organisation 14-18 NOW has been working on a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. They came into Tallis to pilot some teaching and learning resources in Visual Media Arts that will be sent out all over the country to support schools in making their own arrangements in how to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.
The students were based in Room 1117 and were engaged in a range of activities including an Art lesson with Ms Matthews, a Visit to St James’s Church, Kidbrooke Park Road and a Workshop with a Visual Media Team to produce a film. During the day the 14-18 NOW organisation gathered visual evidence of the students at work in the form of photographs and film. This page documents some of the work that the students did along with other related links on First World War remembrance 100 years on. How do you think we should remember the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War?