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100 Years On: Remembering East Surrey's Role in the Great War

Students in Year 6 and Year 9 were invited to enter a competition set up by our local MP, Sam Gyimah working with The British Legion, the Surrey History Centre and County Border News School children across East Surrey were asked to create something in commemoration of East Surrey's role in WWI.

The following Year 9 students were shortlisted:

Lizzie H - East Surrey flip book

William H - Elephants and animals that helped in East Surrey

Sienna N - Poem

Natasha G - East Surrey memorial

Ellie D - East Surrey poem

Julie-Mae K - Image and poem

William O - Poem

Maisie VN - Images and information

Annabelle B- East Surrey Regiment History

Clara F - Never Forget image

Quinn T - Personal reflection

Ayesha M - In Commemoration of Surrey in WWI

Michaela O’N - East Surrey Regiment information and images

Amy C - East Surrey in WWI Acrostic Poem

Xanthe M- East Surrey needs you

Flori K - Information on East Surrey's role in WWI

Ethan S - In memory of Lingfield Fallen

Congratulations to our Year 9 winners:

William, William, Lizzie, Ayesha and Ethan.

And congratulations to our Year 6 winners:

Robbie M, Sophia D, Ryan P, Harry C and Zack F.

These 10 students were invited to Parliament, and were accompanied by parents, Mrs Barnes (Y6 teacher) and Miss Allen (Head of History in the Senior School). They attended a reception with Sam Gyimah, a talk on WWI from military historian and MP for Broadland, Keith Simpson and a talk from Captain Aki Lalani on the poppy and what it means.

They each received a commemorative book. 31 students from across East Surrey were involved and it was fantastic to see so many of those entries from Lingfield College. Sam Gyimah congratulated the students on their creativity, ingenuity and passion for their local area. A copy of this unique book is going to be kept in the Surrey History Centre Archives.