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.