World War 1 Poems

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Century of Stories working with schools and groups across Leicestershire to support the discovery and sharing of personal connections to WW1. Please enjoy our page which showcases poems written by primary school children and adults with learning difficulties. They have been inspired by WW1 research and learning in local Libraries, Museums and The Record Office.

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'Dig For Victory' An Acrostic poem written by the Bosworth Tommies to try and encourage World War 1 Briton to grow their own food Dig For Victory, Local Library, Primary School, Canopy, World War, Victorious, Poems, Encouragement, Weather

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'Dig For Victory' An Acrostic poem written by the Bosworth Tommies to try and encourage World War 1 Briton to grow their own food

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This poem was written by one of the students at Maplewell Hall School. In the poem they write about the horrors of trench warfare. http://www.centuryofstories.org.uk/projects/maplewell-hall-school/

"Today is a sad day, My Joey has just died. Not sure what the village will say as news will travel quickly today ." A poem written by one of the children on the Thringstone Then and Now Project. Local Library, Sad Day, Primary School, Thats Not My, Poems, War, Writing, Sayings, Learning

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"Today is a sad day, My Joey has just died. Not sure what the village will say as news will travel quickly today ." A poem written by one of the children on the Thringstone Then and Now Project.

The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems. This went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015. Discovery Museum, What Is Life About, Poems, March, Community, Display, Group, Gallery, School

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The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems. This went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015.

The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems, a acrostic poem that spells war. This went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015. Discovery Museum, What Is Life About, Primary School, Poems, March, Community, Display, Writing, Group

Dorothy Goodman School Poets

The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems, a acrostic poem that spells war. This went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015.

The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems, a acrostic poem that spells solider. This went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015. Discovery Museum, My War, Local Library, What Is Life About, Primary School, World War Two, School Projects, March, Community

Dorothy Goodman School Poets

The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems, a acrostic poem that spells solider. This went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015.

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The Bosworth Poets are a group of learners from Dorothy Goodman School who are currently completing a work experience placement through the Get Set project. The group reflected about what life would have been like during the war years, inspiring them to each write a poem. This is just one of their poems that went on display at the Century of Stories exhibition in Snibston Discovery Museum’s Community Gallery in March 2015…

Century Of Stories Local Library, 5 Months, Primary School, World War, Poems, Writing, Projects, Character, Life

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This poem was written by Sargent James Neil who was killed in 1919. 5 months before he was killed, he wrote this poem about the First World War. Sargent James Neil is actually a character created by the pupils at Maplewell Hall School! http://www.centuryofstories.org.uk/projects/maplewell-hall-school/

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A poem written by one of the pupils at Maplewell Hall School about their partner fighting in the First World War. http://www.centuryofstories.org.uk/projects/maplewell-hall-school/

A Family of Poets Local Library, Start Writing, Our Country, Great Love, Primary School, Volunteers, Poet, A Good Man, Compassion

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"My interest in WW1 comes from compassion. I wrote Fifty Good Men and True: Memories of ‘the Famous Fifty’ Volunteers Who Fought in the War to End All Wars 1914-18 and Greater Love because I did not want these men that have served our Country with honour and sacrifice to be forgotten. I started writing when I was 12 without ever knowing there was a poet in the family". Michael wrote this poem to honour his grandfather’s sacrifice during WW1.

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It is sometimes difficult to take yourself back 100 years and imagine what WW1 was really like. The children in Ellistown Primary School commemorated WW1 by doing this through poetry. http://www.centuryofstories.org.uk/

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This poem was inspired by the emotions of the Coalville First Eight. They were motivated by the book “Fifty Good Men and True”. The book was researched and published by local reporter and enthusiatic historian, Michael Kendrick and is a story about the first brave men from Coalville to go to war. Before this project many members of the group did not even understand the concept of war. http://www.centuryofstories.org.uk/projects/coalville-first-eight/