THE year 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.
In addition to the November 11th memorial whole King James’s school assembly led by head teacher, Robert Lamb, the school remembered people who had been affected by conflicts since 1914.
Students and staff were asked to record the names of relatives or friends who have been affected in some way by conflict on to a postcard (see photo above) .
Nearly 100 postcards were returned and were displayed with poignant sensitivity by pupils in Gallery 1608. The names included people who had fought in World Wars One and Two and more recent conflicts.
These were people who had been killed or injured, people who had been part of Red Cross teams as doctors and nurses, people who had been merchant sailors, people who had worked in munitions factories and evacuees.
World War one is the main topic of the Autumn Term for Year 9 every year in history but this year a special effort was made to spread the topic in other subject areas and year groups.
In maths, students have been learning about the codes used at the Frontline of the Western Front and have been attempting to identify mathematical patterns in order to crack the codes.
In French students watched parts of Joyeux Noel, a French film which tells the story of the famous Christmas truce of 1914.
In English, students looked at the persuasive techniques used in propaganda posters and in RE students considered the ethics of war.