TIGHS Pupils Mark the Centenary of the End of the Great War

Pupils at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School have marked Armistice Day by remembering the fallen heroes who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.

This centenary year marks the end of the our four-year programme to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who fought and died in the Great War.

Sergeant Amanda Edwards, SNCO SET North from the Royal Air Force, delivered assemblies to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students sharing key achievements of the RAF over the last century, focusing particularly on women’s contributions in the wars. Pupils also created a paper poppy to recreate the poignancy and hope of Flanders Fields at the main school entrance.

Head Girl and historian, Hudaa Bax, delivered a presentation to her peers in assembly looking at the significance of the Armistice and remembrance, and how history can be known to repeat itself by looking at World War Two and similarities between both wars.

Students and staff have also been wearing British Red Cross poppy uniforms with the potent red poppy as a lasting memorial to those who died in World War One and later conflicts.

In addition, Stephen Irwin, the Education Officer from Blackburn Museum delivered an assembly titled ‘Too long forgotten?’ exploring British identity and experiences of the war from the viewpoint of people from South Asia.

Amina Modan, Assistant Principal of TIGHS, said:

“Such is the magnitude of World War One on our conscience, it is vital for our learners to have an appreciation of its abject horror, the sacrifice of millions in the cause of liberty and the impact that it has had on the making of our modern world.”

Over the four-year programme at TIGHS, acts of remembrance, educational opportunities and lessons from history have been embedded into lessons including through the study of the harrowing poetry of Wilfred Owen during English lessons, penning letters in French and Arabic to soldiers on the front line during languages classes, learning about code-breaking in computing studies, making a 3D model of the battle in a matchbox or practising a military drill in PE. We also held a Winter Sports Day, where gymnastic routines were themed around the World War.

In addition, special broadcasts of the history and causes of WWI have been screened in assemblies at key moments during the year. A group of humanities students visited the British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester, allowing students to explore the contribution of Muslim and ethnic minorities to WW1. Year 11 and Year 13 students also visited the Imperial War Museum North, during which the personal stories and tragedies, sounds, images and objects of the war compelled students to reflect on the huge sacrifices of those brave fallen soldiers and the families they left behind.

Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 12th Nov 2018 | Posted In:

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