Schoolchildren mark war centenary with their own retelling of events

Year five and six pupils at Wilby Primary School have written and produced their own retelling of th

Year five and six pupils at Wilby Primary School have written and produced their own retelling of the main events the First World War - Credit: Archant

Older pupils of a Suffolk primary school have created their own poignant retelling of wartime events.

Inspired by Archie’s War by Marcie Williams, and the BBC’s Archie Dobson’s War, year five and six pupils at Wilby Primary, near Stradbroke, wrote and produced a Suffolk based First World War story from a child’s perspective.

With help from assistant head Roisin Wiseman, and through clever use of story theatre and shared narrative, the children depict a local boy’s remembrance of the war years.

Headteacher Philippa Coleman said she was thrilled with the children’s achievements and how the drama had captured their imagination and enhanced their work.

Archie Hamilton’s War will be performed at 6.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday at the school.