Thirty year 6 pupils from Tregoze, Drove and Mountford Primary schools worked together with volunteers from Intel in late September to plan, market and advertise a series of fund-raising events in aid of Help for Heroes.
With the help of local veterans who visited the school to be interviewed on film by the children, the pupils prepared their pitch and presented their plans to their schools.
As a result, Tregoze school will be holding a World War II fete to commemorate the armistice in November, Mountford will be building a combat obstacle course, and Drove will be holding a cake sale.
Mark Woodward, IT manager with Intel said, “as my team are all IT literate we wanted to do some community work that was a little bit different and IT focused. We were very pleased when the Tregoze staff suggested a day using multimedia and ICT work to prepare a presentation advertising upcoming fund-raisers at each of the schools.”
Tregoze IT technician Bev Lewis added, “one of the veterans Albert Davey had never set foot in a school since he left his own 60 years ago. He loved how bright and friendly the school environment is and the children loved listening to his experiences.”
Year 6 teacher Erika Sylvester said “we wanted to bring to life our studies on World War II. For the children to be able to listen to real veterans tell their stories was fabulous, and really motivated the pupils to do their best throughout the day to plan the events.”
Chelsea Hughes from Mountford school said “I enjoyed interviewing Albert and I felt sad when he said that his biggest regret was not to have been able to serve for his country because he had a problem with his hearing.”
Tregoze pupil Natalie Moore said, “it’s been very exciting and has been good experience getting to work with other people. It’s also been good to find out what the veterans think Help for Heroes money should be spent on.”
Pictured left to right, Tregoze pupils Callum Hardie and Joseph McCormack with Albert Davy, Korean War Veterans Secretary