The Legacy 110 project team began our project by researching 2 former St. John’s School students who were killed in the First World War. This can be found in the next section of this webpage. We then visited three of our feeder first schools, Blackwell, St. Peters and Tardibigge to discuss the First World War as part of their remembrance day activities talking to them about the War and George and Albert Wallace. The trips were a big success and despite being nervous Aaliyah and Adam did an amazing job of teaching the year 4 students about what life was like for the soldier in France and Belgium during the war. At the end of the hour session, the students produce a remembrance message wither about why it is important to remember the events of the First World War or message of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We also shared this information with the whole of our school in our own remembrance assemblies.
We also put what we were doing with our project in the school’s newsletter to share our projects and spared the word with our hundreds of parents and have placed it all on the school website so everybody can see it.
Throughout our project, we have been wonderfully supported by the Bromsgrove British Legion who very kindly donated two poppy wreaths to lay during the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate. On the 18th January 2018, the Legacy 110 team spoke to a large audience at the legion’s monthly meeting, showing them photos from our trip, answering questions and remembering George and Albert Wallace.