For the past week Room 11 has been learning about our Anzac soldiers and what life was like for them in the trenches. Today, Room 11 was transformed into the trenches using desks and old sheets. Everyone was organised into 5 groups of soldiers with sergeants who led and looked after that group. There were 5 stations which we had to find our way to where we learnt about different parts of trench life by looking at photos and reading quotes from soldiers who lived through it. When gunfire was heard, everyone had to stop what they were doing, get down, and cover their heads and when the last post played, everyone had to stand and place their hand over their hearts to remember those who lost their lives in the war. Have a look at the photos below:
Justin, Madison, Arianna and Anna are carrying bottles of water.
Jimmy and Juwel play a game of cards.
Madison, Anna and Justin play a game of cards.
Sophie-Lee tries an Anzac biscuit!
Leilani tries an Anzac biscuit.
Carter looking at photos of soldiers.
Jimmy, Seini and Mahina act out a soldier being attended to by a nurse.
Eliyana, Amaya, Amal, Siaosi, Jessica and Thomas work out how to carry the bottles of water.
Jimmy and Juwel with their medical gloves on.
Jimmy and Juwel act out a soldeir being attended to by a nurse.
The last post.
Taneisha, LJ, Sophie-Lee and Leilani write letters home from the perspective of a soldier.
Juwel crawls through the trenches.
Seini crawls through the trenches.
Larinzo and Seini try an Anzac biscuit.
Vili, Carter and Merryn are working out how to carry the bottles of water.
Madison and Anna have acted out a soldier being attended to by a nurse.
When the children heard gunfire, they had to stop what were doing and get down.