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
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, 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.
Three more photo’s of soldiers that we’ve found online showing AMH during World War 1. The photo showing soldiers playing cards was published in the Western Mail – Sat 29th May 1915. More detective work for our pupils to work out where in school the photos were taken.
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.
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!
The nurses are ready and the patients are starting to arrive for our exhibition on Saturday 21st October!
Come and see us on the weekend!