PROJECTS

Gowerton School – Former pupils commemorated on our school’s WW1 memorial

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:

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An investigation into the backgrounds (and circumstances of death) of former pupils commemorated on our school’s WW1 memorial.  A visit to a Commonwealth War Graves site, France commemorating Emlyn Rees.

The project comprises an investigation into the backgrounds (and circumstances of death) of former pupils commemorated on the school’s WW1 memorial along with a two day visit to a Commonwealth War Graves site in France commemorating Emlyn Rees.

A small group of 20 brass players will perform at the graveside. Most of the pupils are musicians that have received the school’s Emlyn Rees annual memorial Music Award; therefore it will be particularly poignant for them to visit the graveside.

An investigation will involve a group of 20 pupils and approximately five 6th formers.

Every year they hold a Remembrance Service at school and pupils know how important it is to remember those who have given their lives in battle and names from the Book of Remembrance are read annually.

The information that we hope to acquire will be shared with our wider community of pupils and ex-pupils in our future Remembrance Services, via our website and in presentations to our partner primary pupils and local community.