Trebrys Posted 12 November , 2013 Share Posted 12 November , 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-24478082 Ysgol Maes Garmon, a Welsh-medium secondary school in Mold, Flintshire has just been awarded a £10,000 donation from the National Lottery to help drive forward a project into the effects of WW1 to the community as a whole. I believe we are the only school in Britain to have been awarded such a grant. Without expecting you to do any of the work for us, could the experts within the Forum suggest local (Flintshire) aspects that we could and should cover as part of the project so that we can do justice to the commemoration of the conflict, please? The work will be done by school pupils ranging from 11-18 years of age and so they will have little or no experience with the conflict apart from when we have a poppy selling drive around November every year. It is our intention to fill the vacuum in the pupils' understanding of the war and every department in the school will be contributing something to the project. As some of you may remember, I try to incorporate as many aspects of WW1 into my lessons (as I am an anorak!!), but also because of the value I perceive in studying this conflict. Two weeks next year (around May/June) will have the school showing the findings of its research in an exhibition to be held at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. We want to involve as many pupils as we can into the project, which will run from 2014 to 2018, but the immediate focus is this exhibition to be held at the said theatre in Mold. A group of our pupils, whose ancestors fought in the First World War, will travel down to the Senedd in Cardiff tomorrow (Wednesday) to greet Mr Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, who will officially launch the project. Diolch yn fawr iawn / Thank you very much for your attention, Trebrys Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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