Monday, 20 October 2014
Picture shows children at Five Lanes School Worton with members of the Devizes Good Afternoon Choir
Memories of the Great War
Children who attend Five Lanes Primary School in the village of Worton near Devizes welcomed special guests to school last Friday October 17.
For the past five weeks the children have worked on projects linked to a Heritage Lottery project called World War One – our Heritage in Songs and Memories - from the Golden-Oldies charity and led by Goldies founder and choir leader Grenville Jones.
Working with teacher Laura Hurn at Five Lanes, Goldies founder Grenville went to the school to teach the children a specially commissioned medley of WW One songs and twenty members of the Devizes Good Afternoon Choir went back to school last Friday to hear about the history projects produced by the children and join together to sing the medley.
"It was a wonderful morning and the school has worked on so many aspects of WW One. Just one project was asking the children to write a letter home from one of the soldiers in the trenches.
"I read a letter written by 11 year old Georgina. In it she wrote;
"The War is a horrible place to be," she finished by saying; "I had my 19th birthday today."
If teachers would like to take part in the Goldies Heritage project they can find out more on www.golden-oldies.org.uk
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.