• King David High School Educate Joyeux Noel

Pupils inspired by film

King David High School pupils once again have shown themselves to be outstanding language learners.

Pupils from Years 8 and 9 entered a competition to celebrate the relationship between Germany and England over the last one hundred years. The competition was based around the 100 year anniversary since the end of World War One.

There were some phenomenal entries from pupils showcasing wonderful artwork, poetry and prose in both English and German.

Pupils Isaac and Liam showed a phenomenal empathy writing letters from the front line from a German soldier to his mum alongside her reply.

The letters took into consideration the film pupils had studied in class as a starting point, Joyeux Noël.

The film looks at the football match played on Christmas day near the trenches between the different armies and showcases the plights of all the young men far from home, disillusioned by the realities of war.

Their letters, written in fantastic German, inspired the judges and they won the opportunity to go to Berlin to a special ceremony to be presented with their award earlier this term.

Teacher Mrs Brown, said: “We are so very proud of their achievement and are pleased to hear such positive stories of an amazing time spent in Berlin! Well done boys!

“Thanks must also go to their parents for accompanying them and their support, and sharing some wonderful photographs!”

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