Pupils find out about life during war

Youngsters from the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV) got a glimpse of life during the First World War .

Pupils at DSLV’s primary and nursery school got to grips with military memorabilia and took part in arts and creative writing workshops on Friday, July 11. The day ended with children singing songs from the era including ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’.

The event was organised by Della Butcher of Daventry District Council’s community team, alongside World War One historians Geoffrey Grainger and Gerry Thompson. The day was part of a series of activities being held to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Nick Atherton, vice principal for primary and nursery at DSLV, said: “The children have been really excited; all of the memorabilia and artefacts made the lessons really interesting.”