Once again, the year 6 team at Monteagle have teamed up with HMDT Trench Brothers for their final year. Read below about the project and watch the video to get to know more about what your children will be learning about. We are so excited to welcome them back to our school for their final year.
Trench Brothers is an imaginative and inspiring project taking the incredible story of our Great War ethnic minority soldiers to London’s schools. It is a wonderful synthesis of music, theatre and puppetry engaging young people and challenging them to think about the events of a century ago.
Dr Andrew Murrison MP (Government Special Representative for First World War commemorations)
Trench Brothers brings the First World War to life for students through the experiences and personal stories of Indian Army, British West Indies Regiment and black British Soldiers. It commemorates their contributions using puppetry, music, artefacts and cross-curricular learning and culminates in performances of a new music theatre work by composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor and librettist Tertia Sefton-Green, enabling students to develop a creative, artistic response to the stories and immortalise the deeds of these forgotten soldiers.
Students will better understand their heritage, appreciate diversity and the contributions different groups make, and understand what it means to collaborate with those from different cultural traditions to bring about change.