Here, at Herne Bay High we have a group of ten students who are heading up our contribution to the Football and Peace project. We are meeting up every Thursday after school to research and prepare our project.
Our project has many elements to it.
Firstly, as a class we visited our local war memorial to get a taste of what World War One has meant to our local community. (See previous posts) Our F+P project group will be contributing to the Imperial War Museum website about local war memorials. We will be trying to provide extra information about the memorial to fill the gaps that the current website has on Herne Bay memorial. Please see this here:
www.ukniwm.org.uk (Ref 1591)
Secondly, we are researching the life of Walter Tull, the first black officer in WW1 and a professional footballer. We have carried out our own research and will be focussing on this at the archives and museum in Maidstone. This will enable the F+P students to put together a lesson that will be teaching other Year 9 students about Walter Tull. This group of students have had experience in teaching lessons before and are looking forward to the challenge and sharing their expertise!
Thirdly, we are welcoming a visitor to Herne Bay High School to speak to us about the role of sport in History. This has been organised through the free speakers for school organisation. http://www.speakers4schools.org/
Hopefully all this work will contribute, not only to the Football and Peace showcase on 25th April but also to a school reception display so all visitors and staff at the school will get a chance to see the fantastic work the students are doing.