Pupils’ World War One project work on show

Burnfoot school youngsters during their recent visit to Wilton Cemetery as part of their World War One topic.
Burnfoot school youngsters during their recent visit to Wilton Cemetery as part of their World War One topic.

Primary six pupils from Burnhad a memorable trip out of school the other week.

No bus journey was required but instead they enjoyed a quiet walk to Wilton Cemetery on a windy afternoon and laid flower posies at the graves of the soldiers who were wounded in the First World War and are now buried there.

There are 19 Commonwealth War Commission Graves in the cemetery, 15 of them from the First World War.

The children had been learning about life 100 years ago as an introduction to their World War One topic and had looked at what it was like for a soldier in the trenches. The visit was designed to highlight the ordinary people from ordinary families who had been in horrible situations.

The pupils will be displaying a selection of their work on the First World War that has gone on throughout the school from nursery to primary seven, in the pop-up shop on the High Street on Tuesday.

A school spokesperson said: “We’re inviting townsfolk to pop in and see what the children have been doing and hear from the youngsters themselves.”