Youngsters play out Christmas in the trenches

Moss Side Primary School year 6 pupils prepare for their production of 'Christmas in 1914' at the school in Leyland
Moss Side Primary School year 6 pupils prepare for their production of 'Christmas in 1914' at the school in Leyland

Schoolchildren are taking a step back in time and sparing a thought for how the soldiers of World War One spent Christmas Day 100 years ago.

Youngsters from Moss Side Primary School have spent the last few months learning all about the Great War with special workshops and day trips.

And now they are combining what they have discovered to create a rather unique festive production called ‘Christmas in 1914’.

Headteacher Janis Burden said: “The children have been doing some fantastic work surrounding the First World War.

“They attended a drill session at Fulwood Barracks, looked at the trenches in the Museum of Lancashire and have also done workshops and songs in school.

“We also walked to the war memorial in Leyland and made some special wreaths.

“It’s all been very moving, and the children have been very inspired.

“It is definitely one of the best things we have ever done in school.

“It is something the children need to know about.”