Rev Paul Frost from local outreach charity The Perspective Trust worked with our Year 9 students to explore issues surrounding war. The project was part of the Belief, Philosophy and Ethics curriculum and tied in with recent Remembrance Day commemorations.
Mr Frost and other members of The Perspective Trust gave a number of talks throughout the week about the impact and legacy of war. He said: ‘We were helping with the BPE lessons on war and peace and tying it in Remembrance and exploring how Christians respond to the reality of war in our world. We spent a fair bit of time talking about what the effects of war are and the impact it makes on a personal and larger scale. We watched film footage with the family of James Ashworth VC looking at the effect a death has on a family and community.
'We talked about the big picture of 64 million, both soldiers and civilians, in the 20th century losing their lives in conflict. The students were brilliant and really thoughtful in their responses. It is not a comfortable topic but they did really well.’