Pupils from Christ the King Catholic Primary School in Birmingham have been experiencing what life would have been like on the front lines during World War 1 whilst developing their literacy and historical enquiry skills. As part of their project on Warhorse, the 49 pupils wrote poems and letters home as if they were soldiers in the trenches, created newspaper reports and researched life in the war. Following an initial meeting with the Gaia team they then planned, scripted and rehearsed their acting parts, ready for Gaia’s film and sound crew to arrive and turn it into a broadcast quality short film.
Looks great everybody, better than we could have hoped for, so thank you for your efforts and your time.
Mr Breslin, Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Birmingham
The film had its official premiere at Christ the King on December 8th where pupils, parents, staff and governors were invited to watch it on the big screen in the hall. The atmosphere in the room was electric and all agreed that the results really were superb. You can watch the complete film below, and also view the Gaia Story which looks at how the film was made.