Dyffryn Comprehensive School – Dyffryn Remembers World War 1

Events and News feature holding image - 220x140This project is part of the Welsh Government’s Remembering the First World War – £1000 grant for secondary schools in Wales scheme. Every secondary school in Wales has the opportunity to apply to receive up to £1,000 to develop creative and innovative projects to commemorate the First World War. For more information and guidance on how to apply, click here.

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Our idea:

Pupils will produce an interactive map in partnership with the local history society; this will be used to research soldiers who died in the conflict. The map will also be made available to feeder schools.

Pupils will write and display their diaries in the community via a local church as part of a community project in November.

Pupils will make their own memorial about WW1, to be displayed in the school, in a format of their choice.

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Feeder schools will have access to materials produced in Dyffryn. A teacher will visit to assist with the teaching and/or planning of WW1 activities and deliver assemblies in feeder schools on the importance of poppies for remembrance.

Poppies will be planted on both sites and pupils will be taught the importance of the poppy as a flower to remember the fallen in conflicts, starting after WW1.