“Pupils took part in a number of activities such as propaganda poster workshops, a recruitment activity at Edinburgh Castle and a poetry workshop, and found inspiration through visits to the Scottish National War Memorial and National War Museum."
SCRAN also worked closely with P7 pupils to explore the archives and historical footage available on their online catalogue. The animation uses SCRAN archive imagery as a backdrop and follows the journey of a soldier during the First World War, exploring themes of propaganda, recruitment and remembrance.
Ms Watson, Class Teacher of Forthview Primary said: “Our Primary 7 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the First World War project and learned many new facts and skills. The trips to the castle really developed their breadth of knowledge and understanding of life in 1914. Everyone joined in the engaging, hands-on workshops and rounding it off with an animation workshop was excellent!”
The film is available as a resource for other pupils studying the First World War.
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