Celebrating WWI Centenary

Our Poetry By Heart champions, Merissa Lawrence and Anoushka Chandrasekar (Year 9) had a unique opportunity to celebrate First World War Centenary by visiting Battlefields and War Memorials in Belgium and France. 

They had an enormous thought-provoking experience: visits to War Memorials and WWI cemeteries, where they paid their respect to fallen soldiers; exploration of several WWI battlefields; participation in the Ceremony of The Last Post at the Menin Gate (a daily act of remembrance in Ieper /Belgium); taking an active part in numerous workshops and recitations of WWI poetry.

They also had an extraordinary ‘dug –out’ and ‘life in trenches’ experience; learned about the life of ordinary people at war and the role of an undivided India on the Western front; visited a place of inspiration for W. Owen’s ‘Exposure’.

Mrs Morris /English Department