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Closed 28/03/2017

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£3,400raised of £3,500 target by 72 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,400 to help towards the cost of a battlefield trip to Arnhem for students as part of a 12 month project to learn about the battle of Arnhem

    Location
    Washington, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 28th March 2017

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    We are the Washington School War History and European Culture group, this year we have learned all about WW1 in many different ways. We have met after school twice each week for the whole year and have looked into a lot of aspects of the war; both the effects in Europe and on the Home Front, how this influenced life and families, what life was like in the trenches, how remembrance day started and what changed in countries after the war ended. We held a wartime tea dance for some of the elderly members of the community, made trench art with Newcastle University, visited local war memorials and left candles, interviewed British Legion veterans, wrote poetry and letters home from the trenches, worked with the CWGC and even visited the Somme.

    Researching local soldiers who attended our school eventually took us to the Somme and Thiepval to pay our respects. We used every subject on the curriculum to link into the war, which gave us a different way to experience learning. We have enjoyed this so much we would like to continue the project and look at WW2, the Falklands, Northern Ireland and more!

    The money we are fundraising would go towards funding our next historical wartime trip with the British Legion Remembrance Tours and to allow us to run some of the learning experiences like the tea dance for our older community residents. We have already started fundraising so that every student who wants to join in with our project can afford the visits, we know that they cost a lot of money but we think it is really important to remember our fallen heroes, and use this to expand our learning experiences outside of the classroom.

    Thank you for helping us achieve our goal.

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    • Nicola Williamson

      Nicola Williamson

      4 months ago

      Nicola Williamson

      THANK YOU!!!!! We never dreamed we would reach such an amazing total, thank you to everyone who contributed and helped us reach this goal

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    • Nicola Williamson

      Nicola Williamson

      4 months ago

      Nicola Williamson

      http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/education/pupils-get-insight-into-major-second-world-war-battle-1-8439845

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    • Nicola Williamson

      Nicola Williamson

      7 months ago

      Nicola Williamson

      Wow, we're overwhelmed by the response we have had so far. So much so we have increased our fundraising goal. Thank you to everyone who's donated so far, its really appreciated.

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    Supporters

    72

    • Wiljo Pas

      Wiljo Pas

      Mar 27, 2017

      Wiljo Pas, 3th part auction Dreyeroord

      £100.00

    • Wiljo Pas

      Wiljo Pas

      Mar 20, 2017

      Wiljo Pas, part to auction Dreyeroord

      £50.00

    • Steve Clayton

      Steve Clayton

      Mar 19, 2017

      Have a good trip folks!

      £35.00

    • Sarah Edgar

      Sarah Edgar

      Mar 18, 2017

      All the very beast and enjoy your trip in June. Donated in memory of Corporal Thomas Edgar, The Border Regiment.

      £30.00

    • Wiljo Pas

      Wiljo Pas

      Mar 15, 2017

      Auction Dreyeroord part 1

      £50.00

    • Leanne  Partridge

      Leanne Partridge

      Mar 11, 2017

      Hope you have a wonderful time - students deserve this after the hard work they have put in.

      £10.00

    • Dave Baverstock

      Dave Baverstock

      Mar 7, 2017

      Auction proceed

      £75.00

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    Nicola Williamson

    Nicola Williamson

    Washington, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

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