4 December 2014
LETTER FROM WALTER TULL
FIRS FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Before I led men in to a football match, now I lead them in to a war.
The sky is now dark, the goals have changed, my aim is now to survive.
There are still two teams attack and defence,
But the cheer of the crowd is now the shrieks of dying men.
We’re not kicking balls, we’re firing guns,
And we’re not losing goals, we’re losing friends.
And this lush pitch of fresh, green grass is covered by mud, blood and fire; a battle field.
I see that life is not a game any more.
I know my life is not a game any more.
Life in the trenches is terrible especially the rats!
Twice the size of an over grown cat.
Not to mention the pesky lice, I spend all day scratching.
It’s dark, damp and cold, but never lonely.
The lads are always laughing, cheering us from being in the dumps.
Home now seems a million miles away
How I wish I could be somewhere else.
Edward, if I die or if I survive,
I’ll see you on the other side.
From your loving brother,
Children really enjoyed the music making as it was from their own ideas “I liked it because we got to change the song and the speed of each song” – Staff at Firs Farm School
Puppetry: Excellent imaginative, art skills learnt. Visionary ideas alongside the practical D & T element. – Staff at Firs Farm School
It has added more of the creative, artistic side to our teaching and built our singing confidence. – Staff at Firs Farm School
Creative arts and the theatrical element were fantastic for the final performance. – Staff at Firs Farm School
I learnt how soldiers felt during the war. – David, student at Firs Farm School
The best things was when we got to hold the guns because if we go to a museum we see guns but don’t hold them. – Lucas, student at Firs Farm School
It would of been nice to of held more world war one equipment but I was drawn to the weapons station as I was intrigued with the stunning view of the guns. – Jake, student at Firs Farm School
I liked touching the objects and feeling the feelings that the soldiers had to face. – David, student at Firs Farm School
We got to show what we can do in design and technology. – Yasmin, student at Firs Farm School
I learnt that many, many people risked their lives to protect our country. – Yasmin, student at Firs Farm School
Writing the song was awesome, creative and cool. – Arda , student at Firs Farm School
The overall experience was awesome! – Yusuf, student at Firs Farm School
Trench Brothers is amazing! – Kostadina, student at Firs Farm School
I want to do it all over again! – Brooke, student at Firs Farm School
It was brilliant, fantastic, creative, artistic, interesting – the best! – Student at Firs Farm School