Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Article 38: You have the right to protection and freedom from war.  

This week all of UKS2 visited St Alban’s Church to learn more about the impact of WW1 in Windy Nook. We learned about John Mc Cutcheon Brown-King who reportedly fired the first shot of WW1 and then sadly lost his life when the ship he was on was sunk by a German mine.  We all admired his memorial plaque in the church and also the WW1 memorial to all of the soldiers from Windy Nook who lost their lives fighting for their country.

We were surprised to find that even today some of the names on the memorials were familiar, 2 of our classmates ancestor’s names appeared. We were also shocked by the young age that many of the soldiers fell at.

Outside, we learned how to identify the Commonwealth War Graves by their distinctive color and shape. We then recorded them using rubbings.

After that we went back in to the church to discus our findings and enjoy juice and a biscuit thanks to the team at the church.

 

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