August the 4th 2014 was the Centenary of the start of World War I.
Killamarsh Heritage Society have been working with the three schools and also with Killamarsh cubs on work relating to this event.
As part of our work with them the children produced artwork and written work which was exhibited in the Methodist Church in Killamarsh during July and up to the 4th of August.
The work was wonderful and the children should be really proud of themselves
In addition to the artwork, the children of Class 4/5 W at Killamarsh Junior School gave us poems relating to the soldiers in World War I and also wrote notebooks about the War. Class 5 at Killamarsh Junior School produced a diary written from the perspective of a soldier who fought in the war. Everyone who read the children’s work was really moved by it.
The children in the schools came in to see the exhibition as did many members of the public. Those who came to see the exhibition were really impressed with the standard of work produced by the children of the village.
Below are some photographs showing the exhibition:
Above: The display from 1st Killamarsh Brownies
Above: The work of 1st Killamarsh Guides
Above: Danielle and Megan Beck with work from Killamarsh Junior School
Above: Megan Beck with the work she produced at Killamarsh Junior School
Above: Top – the work of Killamarsh Cubs Below – the work of St Giles School
Above: Janet Jackson (member of Killamarsh Heritage Society) with Lee Rowley, the Conservative Candidate for North East Derbyshire who visited the exhibition.
Above: A selection of poppies from St Giles School, Killamarsh
Above: Natascha Engel, MP for North East Derbyshire visits the exhibition on 4th August 2014
Above: Poppies from Killamarsh Infant School