These questions were given to the participants before they started their projects.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR?
‘It started in 1914 and ended in 1918’
‘Women were kept on the Home front to work’
‘The Christmas Truce took place and a game of football was played’
T Prior. Age 13
‘More destructive weapons were used in WW1 than an other war before’
‘Trenches were rife with disease and rats’
Ethan Dighton. Age 13
‘Events occurred that are still be debated today’
S Hadlow. Age 14
‘The assassination of Franz Ferdinand Triggered the war’
S Juncker. Age 14
WOULD YOU GO TO WAR FOR YOUR COUNTRY, IF SO WHY AND IF NOT, WHY NOT?
‘Yes……because this country is my home. I would fight for the people and my family’
J Youdale. Age 14
‘Yes, because fighting for you country is a heroic thing’
T Holmwood. Age 14.
‘It would depend on the situation. If it was the last resort and the country was at risk of losing and being invaded, then I might but otherwise I probably wouldn’t’
W Plumb. Age 13.
‘I want go to war because I am too young. May be when I am older I might though’
J Edwards. Age 14
‘To be honest I wouldn’t want to go to war because I know of all the tragic and horrible things and conditions in the trenches. However, I wouldn’t want to let down my country or be seen as a coward’
D Byrne. Age 14
‘Personally, I would not go to war for my country. I feel that I have learnt from past wars and I understand how much of a waste of time war is. I feel that if other people did the same as me, then there would be very little people fighting, so less destruction and more safety’
R Harris. Age 14
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO PREVENT ANOTHER WORLD WAR EVER HAPPENING AGAIN?
‘Looking back at past mistakes I would think very carefully about doing anything where war is concerned’
S Howell. Age 13
‘To prevent another world war I would look at all the mistakes that happened before and see how we can fix it, for instance, forming friendships with other countries’
C Wade. Age 13
‘But in place a world wide alliance system which countries have to agree on, resulting in world wide security and countries weapons being taken away’
C Maguire. Age 13