Members of the Junior History Society enjoyed an excellent talk by a guest speaker from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Pupils heard about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. They were then set a project to go away and research family links to World War I and World War II. Guest speaker Sarah Nathaniel will then return in four weeks to hear about the research the pupils have completed.
Year 8 pupil Hazel wrote this account of the talk:
“Last Tuesday, the Junior History Society had a guest speaker from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Sarah Nathaniel gave a talk firstly explaining what the CWGC does to remember all who died in the world wars and then giving us some tips and tricks on how to find out about our ancestors who lived during WW1 and WW2.
“Her talk made me reflect on the devastating impact that these wars caused, but it has also helped me find lots of information on family members who did pass away during World War I and World War II. I have also gained a lot of respect for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the hard work they do giving all fallen soldiers a final resting place.”