Our website is on the Imperial War Museum ‘Mapping the Centenary’ portal

We are really pleased to have our Albany Military Hospital exhibition listed on the Mapping the Centenary portal on the Imperial War Museum website. Since 2014 the children have been so proud to research and share the school’s story from World War One? Mapping the Centenary is a digital portal containing information about projects and activities that marked the First World War Centenary from 2014 – 2019. We are delighted to have our work recognised on this. Here is a link to the website – https://www.iwm.org.uk/partnerships/mapping-the-centenary

Summer 2021 – Albany Military Hospital

We didn’t want the year 6 children who were moving on to miss out on this amazing learning opportunity. During the summer term the children researched World War One and looked at the resources and stories we have to develop an understanding of what happened at Albany during World War 1. The children really enjoyed learning about Albany Military Hospital and created some virtual projects using Adobe Spark. We hope to be able to share these on this website soon. Below are some photos showing this years project.

Stephen Tomer 1918

Stephen Tomer, a Maliseet Native North American, is buried a long way from home. He served in France with the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps. He became seriously ill in 1917. He died at Albany Road Military Hospital in 1918 and is buried at Cathays Cemetary. Thank you to @RoathMemorial for this information.

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

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!