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Coombes Boys School

Coombe Boys'take part in WW1 Centenary

James Kluver & Vishaol Vignaraja , joined many schools for the UK in World War 1 centenary trip.

The boys, accompanied by the Head of History Mr Jones were part of the a Government remembrance project for the Centenary of WW1. Every school has the opportunity to take 2 pupils on this trip.  Therefore, 8,000 pupils from across Britain will take part in a similar trip between 2014-2018, if each of those delivers a project to at least 110 people in their community then 888,246 people will gain some form of education about WW1 - this is the same number of British and Commonwealth Soldiers who died in WW1.

Whilst  there James and Vishaol had to research to find  lost soldiers who had lived in New Malden. The picture shows the boys laying a cross at Tyne Cot Cemetery, near Ypres in memory of New Malden resident Humphrey Morris-Swift who was killed in WW1 in November 1917.

We plan to investigate more local men like Humphrey Swift Morris, who fought and died in WW1 and increase understanding about their roles. We are also working on a display, recording our experiences of Ypres and the Somme to be displayed in the Humanities corridor aiming to educate others about the conflict.