Gaia and Christ the King Primary

Pupils from Christ the King Catholic Primary School in Birmingham have been experiencing what life would have been like on the front lines during World War 1 whilst developing their literacy and historical enquiry skills. As part of their project on Warhorse, the 49 pupils wrote poems and letters home as if they were soldiers in the trenches, created newspaper reports and researched life in the war. Following an initial meeting with the Gaia team they then planned, scripted and rehearsed their acting parts, ready for Gaia’s film and sound crew to arrive and turn it into a broadcast quality short film.

Read more about it here including a short film reproduced below on how the work took place.