Last Tuesday, Year 6 were lucky enought to have a free viewing of Michael Morpurgo’s new film, War Horse. We went to the Action Stations cinema in No. 6 boathouse of HM Dockyard. On our arrival we were greeted by a soldier who took one look at some of our boys and said: ‘Get that hair cut!’
Once we had made it past the sentry, we were met by a Sergeant (who called Tom ‘Tank Engine’!!). We took our seats in the cinema, where there were gun positions and trenches to set the scene.
The first thing we heard was….gunfire! Drifting across the pounding of the guns came part of a World War I poem. We waited keenly for the film to begin…. and we were enthralled. The screen was HUGE and we felt really close to the story.
As the film was shown, the tragedy of what happened to horses in World War I made the story very emotional, but we enjoyed every minute.
Straight after the film, we had the chance to try on WWI uniforms and handle WWI guns, as part of a series of workshops. We matched clothes boxes to the people who wore them and taked about their roles in the War. Then we reviewed the film with someone who had studied War Horse for her degree!
Last of all, we enjoyed using the climbing walls as part of an Army Training workshop. It wa a really good day out – and we were the FIRST to see the film after the Royal Premiere in London!!
Check out our photos…War Horse photos