Students delve into WW1 history

Kensington Junior School, Ilkeston'12th November 2014''Pupils from year 4 (aged 8-9) at Kensington Junior School in Ilkeston show off some of their papier mache models that they are making as part of the celebration of World War 1.''*Head didn't want names of children using in the newspaper*''Picture by Dan Westwell
Kensington Junior School, Ilkeston'12th November 2014''Pupils from year 4 (aged 8-9) at Kensington Junior School in Ilkeston show off some of their papier mache models that they are making as part of the celebration of World War 1.''*Head didn't want names of children using in the newspaper*''Picture by Dan Westwell
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Students at an Ilkeston school have been busy researching and getting creative to mark 100 years since the Great War.

Kensington Junior School, in St John’s Road, hosted a Remembrance Week to pay their tributes to those lost between 1914 and 1918.

During the seven days, students made decorations for the school as well as researching their family histories.

Headteacher Lindsey Partridge said: “They all did lot research at home and made visits to the library.

“Lots of classes also went up to the war memorial to look at the names.”

Some students made their own papier-mache trenches and model cenetaphs, as well as taking part in war-based drama and writing activities.

Ms Partridge added: “Some of the poetry and literacy work that came out of it was amazing. The imagination of the children really drove the week.”

The Remembrance Week culminated in a grand exhibition at the school.