A WW1 Centenary Afternoon Tea Party will take place at Morpeth Town Hall on Sunday 12 July from 2-4pm.
The collaborative event between ourselves and Morpeth Antiquarian Society is in aid of SSAFA.
It will feature an exhibition about the school war memorial, a WW1 fashion project, WW1 artefacts, WW1 games, quiz, raffle, authentic menu and featuring entertainment from students from KEVI, Morpeth Pipeband and Historian Professor John Sadler.
The exhibition about the school war memorial is free and open to the public on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July at Morpeth Town Hall, however the WW1 fashion project and Centenary Afternoon Tea Party will only be taking place on Sunday 12 July.
Tickets are limited to 60 for the Tea Party, and can be purchased for £10 per adult and £5 per child from The King Edward VI School on 01670 515415 or by contacting 07796338888. Any remaining tickets will be sold on the door on Sunday 12 July.
Congratulations to Kristen Barwick in Year 11 who has designed banners whichare currently exhibited at The Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth. The designs feature a WW1 theme, as the school is currently participating in a collaborative WW1 project with Morpeth Antiquarian Society.Ahead of a WW1 exhibition in Morpeth Town Hall in July, Design Technology Teacher Miss Percival said “following on from the poster designs, we are continuing this work during a Year 10 project, where we hope to have some WW1 creations to exhibit and display. This will be a great opportunity for the community and our pupils to be involved in such a commemorative event.”
Students are working in collaboration with Morpeth Antiquarian Society to research the lives of KEVI men and boys who sadly lost their lives during the First World War.
On Wednesday 22 April, students visited The Northumberland Fusiliers Museum at Alnwick Castle as part of this project and their work will be exhibited at Morpeth Town Hall on 11 and 12 July. The project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery.
In March two students and one teacher returned from a unique education programme and battlefield tour in Belgium and Northern France.
Sophie Lamont and Kirsty Famelton fromKEVI, as well as 15 other schools, joined a four-day tour to the Western Front.
During the tour, the students attended The Last Post Ceremony in Ypres, which takes place under the Menin Gate every single night of the year. Here buglers of the Ypres volunteer Fire Brigade sound the ‘Last Post’ before a minute’s silence to reflect on the sacrifice of those lost.
The group also visited museums, battlefield sites, memorials and cemeteries including the Commonwealth War Grave sites of Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium and Thiepval Memorial in the Somme, France. Going out to the battlefields and seeing the landscape and the history of the war made it easier for students to visualise the scale of the war and the lives lost.