Re-living the war

WW1 evening at UAH
WW1 evening at UAH

A special evening was held at University Academy Holbeach on Armistice Day, which was attended by over 300 people.

The evening was split into two parts; the first was a tour around the school to take a look at work that students and staff had worked hard to produce.

The work included a World War 1 food tasting session, a trench drill and a medical tent with doctors and nurses tending to soldiers.

There were also poppies on display in the library, ladies dressed as suffragettes and munitionettes and card games were played in the medical tent to pass time.

Music, film, costumes and displays featured heavily at the evening to help present interesting facts and information about the war.

The second part of the evening featured a talk from Tony Davies, who came dressed as a soldier from the great war. Tony ended his talk with a myth busting question and answer session.

The Holbeach War Graves Committee and the Royal British Legion also gave a local history perspective on the events of World War 1.

Rebecca Hogan, head of history, said: “It was wonderful to see students and the local community coming together in commemoration for this important historical event.”