Woodland School is a secondary school in Basildon, Essex, UK. The school currently educates more than 1500 students from Basildon and South East Essex.
Woodlands School receive their Peace Field Project Plaque and sign, their Declaration to Peace, which officially twins their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, Messines, Belgium, site of the First World War 1914 Christmas Truces. Presenting the commemorative Peace Poppy Ball to the school is Colin Parry of the Tim Parry Johnathon Ball Peace Foundation.
Woodlands School and Gesamtschule, Heiligenhaus, Germany re-enacted the 1914 Christmas Truces today as part of their commitment to The Peace Fields Project. The event was attended by special guest Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium. Alison said, ‘It is important that young people learn about The Christmas Truces. It is a moment in history that speaks to all cultures, young and old’. Organised by Forget Never – Sacrifice and Legacy, the event was covered by national and regional media.
The Peace Field Project starts here.
Organised by Forget Never – Sacrifice and Legacy, Project Manager, Bob Sheridan, The Peace Field Project (PFP) kicked off a series of events that will see Woodlands School twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, site of the 1914 First World War Christmas Truces. A PFP introduction to the Woodland School pupils was presented by Ernie Brennan, CEO, The NCFA.