As part of their History topic on WW1 ,Year 6 went to Beamish to find out how the Great War affected people in a small rural village. The boys were taken to be trained as new recruits or ‘Tommies’. The girls were taken to a pit cottage to see what day to day life was like for the women and children left behind. After a lot of hard work, the children met up again in the chapel to sing ;

      Only Remembered

Faded away like the stars in the morning,
Losing their light in the glorious sun—
Thus would we pass from this earth and its toiling,
Only remembered for what we have done.
Only remembered, only remembered,
Only remembered for what we have done;
Thus would we pass from this earth and its toiling,
Only remembered for what we have done.
Horses and men, plowshares and traces,
The line on the land and the paths of the sun.
Season by season we mark nature’s graces.
Only remembered for what we have done.
Only remembered, only remembered,
Only remembered for what we have done;
Season by season we mark nature’s graces.
Only remembered for what we have done.

 

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