We would like to say a big thank you to the following people for helping to make our exhibition an awesome success:
- Roath Remembers
- Glamorgan Archives
- Cynthia, Sylvia and Liz (for sharing their family stories with us!)
- And wonderful Year 5 for being our extraordinary ‘guinea-pigs’ and asking us challenging questions!
In case you missed our exhibition, here is a link to our WWI Medley.
Thank you to everyone who came to our exhibition. On Saturday 17th October, we had over 400 visitors and it was great to find out other people’s Albany stories. Some visitors had come to our school as children and others had family members who had been brought to the hospital during WWI.
Thank you for making the day a success!
On Friday 16th October we were visited by Cathays High School, Stacey Primary School and our MP Jo Stevens. We showed them around our school and told them about what the school was like as a military hospital 100 years ago!
It was really good because it got us ready for our exhibition on Saturday. Thank you all for coming!
On Friday Jo Stevens visited the exhibition along with some pupils from Stacey Primary School for a preview of Saturday’s open exhibition. Today she has released a blog about it on her website. Click the link below to see more.
Albany Military Hospital blog – Jo Stevens MP
Year 6’s Albany Military Hospital exhibition was a great success. Well done to all the pupils on remembering such an important time in history and creating such a high quality exhibition for the public. The writing and poetry on show was excellent and the use of IPads and QR codes to bring the exhibition to life were a great idea.
On Saturday we had over 400 visitors to the school and they were full of praise for our talented pupils. They thoroughly enjoyed the tours given by the pupils throughout the day and also the beautiful singing in the World War 1 medley. The highlight of the event was the recreated hospital ward and the quality of acting on show – at one point Mr Howlett thought he’d seen real maggots on a severe case of trench foot!! The children worked very hard to learn about World War 1 and to create the exhibition for the public in such a short time and as a school we are immensely proud of the way they successfully planned and organised a public exhibition.
Thank you also to the year 6 staff team and all of the staff who helped with the exhibition. We will be adding some of the work created for the exhibition to the website shortly.
Cynthia and Sylvia tell us about their father’s time in Albany Military Hospital.
On Friday 2nd October, Cynthia and Sylvia came to visit our school to tell us about their father’s experiences in Albany Military Hospital in WWI. John was injured in the leg loading a train with wood close to the Battle of the Somme. He was a very lucky man, because he was a soldier for the whole 4 years of WWI and he survived the war! He lived until he was 89 and he loved every second of his life! Cynthia told us, that every time he went past our school, he said, “That’s my hospital!”
If you want to know more, please come to our exhibition on the 17th October 2015 (10am-3pm).
Today we were visited by Liz McBride, she told us about her grandfather’s experience as an Australian soldier in WWI. Gordon James Edwards, was sent to Albany Military Hospital 100 years ago (almost to the day on 4/10/1915) when he was shot under the arm in the Battle of Gallipoli. A more detailed profile will be on display in our exhibition.
Please come and see us on 17th October 2015 between 10am and 3pm!