St Peter's College Auckland NZ
Collège Jacques Monod, Compiègne FR
Memories rediscovered, responses shared.
Initially about 20 but their research will lead to contributions from throughout the school.
Research by selected group of students into the specific war experiences of the forefathers and mothers of the school community: from Primary and secondary resources eg oral histories, diaries, and aspects of popular culture such as film, photos, and songs. This will lead to creative responses from other faculties in the school.
The two groups have been joined by other departments in their respective schoosl to use WW1 as as inspiration for creative works. College Jacques Monod has created an exhibition with their history teacher and took part in a concert in a nearby quarry. St Peter's students have included the theme of war and of courage in the Art and English faculties. The two groups are also curating a wiki at this link
"My own family has strong ties to this period and area of France, my own grandfather was decorated because of his actions in France. This is an important period in our history and development as a country that should not be forgotten". Margaret Ubels-Rattray.