Voices of the Great War – live today!

Yesterday was a busy, fun and tiring day.  Students from The Mount, Millthorpe and Phillip-Melanchthon Gymnasium schools worked all day to bring together monologues and duologues of Voices of the Great War.  We have peaceful, fighting, silenced and reflective voices.  The students have researched these people and thought hard about what they still have to say to us today.  They have now turned this work into costumed drama.  We are about to take to the streets of York.  Peaceful voices will be presented near the Friargate Quaker Meeting House at about 10AM.  This will be followed by fighting voices outside the Castle Museum, silenced voices at the Railway War Memorial and Reflective Voices outside York Minster.  This project has brought together 35 students from state and independent schools in York and a school near Berlin.  We know of no better way to commemorate the First World War in the centenary year than to bring together British and German youth to explore the stories and historical resonance of some Voices of the Great War.  Do come and watch if you are in York City Centre this morning.

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