William Henry Rounsefell 1918

We are very grateful to a visitor from October’s exhibition for bringing information to the school on Tuesday. We have been given a photo of the grave of  William Henry Rounsefell, a WW1 solider who died in Albany Military Hospital in 1918 and is buried in the Congregational Church Yard, Lapford, Devon. This is another exciting piece of information for us as we continue to research the role the school played as a Hospital in WW1. IMG_3097

A visit from Jo Stevens

Today we have shown our local MP Jo Stevens round our exhibition. We were excited to get dressed in costume and have her and Radio Wales see our work!


Medical Training

In class we learnt how to heal broken arms and dangerous cuts.  We learnt that if you get trench foot you must treat it with maggots because they eat dead skin – disgusting!  The common injuries in WWI could be sustained from: bullet wounds, loud noises, horrible trench conditions, as well as diseases!

We think we are ready to treat patients on the weekend!


Yesterday we were looking how to do a podcast.Podcast means when someone is talking on the radio about a certain event .We picked a battle from WW1 and pretended we did it in the following days.We did a few events like the truce of Christmas and the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. You can come and see our podcast and other people’s podcasts this Saturday.


Cynthia visited us today!

IMG_1121John Ford’s daughter Cynthia visited Year 5 and 6 this morning to tell us about her dads experience at Albany Military Hospital.  We were very glad that he survived WW1 and lived until he was 89. Thank you Cynthia for showing us your wonderful pictures!

Trench Art

Over the last two weeks we have been making 3D trench designs- To look like the trench’s that people lived in as a soldier in WW1. We have taken a photo of a model trench. Nobody’s is completely finished, but will be by the 21st October for our exhibition- We hope!



War Horse

Year 6 have been reading the story WarHorse for our WW1 topic. We really loved reading it- as it was from the horse’s perspective. The best part is when: Joey meets Captain J Nicholls and is sent off to war, despite missing Albert and Zoey. We are really excited to watch the DVD of WarHorse

We have taken a photo of the book: