Pupils’ resilience in anniversary project

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Students at a Bedlington school have spent an inspirational week away from the timetable in a project all the pupils took part in.

As part of Resilience 1914 to 2014, the youngsters at Meadowdale Academy have explored what was needed on the front line and home front during the First World War alongside the resilience needed in learning and life.

Headteacher Joy Finn said: “We have eaten bully beef, gasped at the horrors of trench foot, endured infantry training, enjoyed silent movie making, art projects, war poetry and much more.

“Visiting providers have hosted days of puzzle challenges, story and music sessions and mindfulness.”

The school was organised into 17 regiments of mixed ages ranging from the Northumberland Fusiliers to conscientious objectors.

The project culminated in a whole school Resilience Fun Run and street party with parents, a school brass band and teas and scones.

Every child planted poppies where peace and friendship benches will be installed.




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