Kingsbury High School puts on First World War drama performance

Harrow Times: Pupils with Tony Walton of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Photograph by Steve Foster Pupils with Tony Walton of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Photograph by Steve Foster

School pupils put on a drama performance to commemorate the start the Great War.

Sixth formers and pupils from Year 7 and 8 from Kingsbury High School staged the play Lest We Forget last week as part of events to mark the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.

They performed for an audience from Roe Green Village, the Veteran's Club, Harrod Court housing with care, The Willows care home, and members of two churches.

School governor Valerie Pope said: “If you could have been there, your heart would have been moved because, especially when they sang the songs and did the dancing a lot of the senior citizens joined in and you could see tears in their eyes because a lot of them actually had parents or grandparents who had been in the First World War.

"The dancing, the acting and the singing was outstanding; the students were like professionals."

Director Clare Reavy said: “Lest We Forget is a unique piece of theatre commemorating both the soldiers of the First World War and the loved-ones that they left behind.

“The work is a montage of characters, stories and experiences which honours our ancestors’ bravery during this difficult time. We will remember them.”

The performances raised £450, which will be donated to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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