A Young Roots Heritage Lottery funded project saw pupils from Sawston Village College taking part in a series of events and performances to mark the centenary of the First World War.
With the theme Journeys Intertwined, the whole-school project focused on three Sawston soldiers, Paul Thuns, Harry Clarke and Traviss Teversham - named on the village's war memorial and whose stories were brought to life through cross-curricular activities, drama and film. The project was masterminded by Lesley Morgan and steered by students across all years at Sawston Village College. It closed with a school celebration evening and the unveiling of a permanent tribute to those who served in the War. Names of those lost from the region were formed in steel lettering intertwined on a striking welded sculpture titled Birdsong - designed by the children to symbolise the regeneration of a tree and fabricated by artist and former pupil Neil Jones.
TWI joined Anglia Ruskin University, NADFAS and local organisations in supporting this worthwhile arts project.
For information on similar activities supported by TWI please see the communities and education outreach page on our website.