Education

The Town Musicians of Bremen

This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn’t really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper. Read by Na…

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Christmas in 1914 during WWI (Edward’s Diary)

It’s Christmas time and Edward and Sidney are excited about the parcels they are sending to their menfolk in France. The shops are busy as Londoners enjoy getting in the Christmas spirit. Edward and his mother decorate the house and talk about th…

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Letters From The Front (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the sorts of things he and his friends write in the letters to their family members in the services, and what is in the letters they get back. Food is often a popular topic! Things continue to change for Edward, with …

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What was censored during the war? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the different ways people communicate with soliders on the front and how they write back – field service postcards, honour envelopes and letters – but do any of them tell the whole story? With mother now w…

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How did people communicate during the First World War? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the different ways people communicated in 1914. With rumours abounding, news clips at the cinematograph, and newspapers are becoming more popular, and letters and postcads vital as a way for soldiers at War and their …

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What clothes were there in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward describes the clothes he wears and how they compare to other boys and girls. He talks about uniforms – the army’s, and his new Scouting Uniform. He has a uniform for school too, although not all children do.

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The Streets They Left Behind

In this episode Edward’s father has joined up and life is changing for those left behind – there are fewer men around and everyday supplies are running short. Even children like Sidney Parry, the housekeeper’s son, are caught up in war work – whether …

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Typical Day in 1914

In this episode Edward talks how things are changing since the start of the war. The City Exchange has closed which means father hasn’t as much work to do, and mother is knitting for the troops. The daily trips to school and work are affected by the …

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What toys and games were there to play in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward describes the toys and games he enjoys. On his way to go fishing with his father he sees some other children playing in the street.

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What was home life like in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the rooms and décor in his home. He compares this with his rich grandmother’s house and the much smaller and poorer type of house in which the housekeeper Mrs Parry lives.

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