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Echoes From the Past - essay for Exeunt Magazine on WW1 themed plays

“I was four years old when the atomic bomb dropped, so I don’t know ‘normal life’. I hated the war for a long time, but realised that having a grudge does nothing. 1,365 more words


Wilfred Owen and 'Private Peaceful'

The similar themes and devices of Michael Morpurgo (in the film adaptation of ‘Private Peaceful’) & Wilfred Owen’s poetry.


In ‘Private Peaceful’ we can see the main characters experience a loss of faith, Tommo near the beginning when in the prison cell says “Why does this war happen”, he also feels bitter because his father died and he feels that if God was just he wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. 588 more words

English Literature

Private Peaceful Concept Meeting

On Sunday, after the LAMDA Exams we had The Concept Meeting for our next Production of Private Peaceful.

We had nearly all the Cast and Crew there (minus the ones who were away in Belgium or still living in America!). 194 more words


WW1 in Children's Books

When curious about a particular period of history, I have always found it easier to comprehend it if able to lose myself in a story set during the time, as opposed to trawling through jumbled facts in a non-fiction text.  583 more words

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Instructing Teachers to be Frauds

A good teacher relies on a relationship with their students built on trust. Our students will only take appropriate risks and be sufficiently motivated if they trust that the teacher is genuine and dependable. 300 more words


Michael Morpurgo: Private Peaceful (2003) Literature and War Readalong May 2014

British author Michael Morpurgo is one of the most appreciated writers for Children. He was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005 and Writer in Residence at the Savoy Hotel in 2007. 723 more words


Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful resource

The National Literacy Trust and Into Film have teamed up to create an educational resource for Michael Morpurgo’s World War One novel shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, … 209 more words