Saturday, August 9, 2014

Our Art Hero: Vincent Van Gogh

Commemorating World War One

The First World War began in 1914 and took place mainly in Europe.  It was called a “world” war because a lot of countries became involved.  New Zealand soldiers went to fight on the same side as Great Britain.  More than 18,000 New Zealanders lost their lives, and over 40,000 were wounded.  The war ended in November 1918.  To commemorate the beginning of the First World War, the children created an e-learning poster illustrating how images and words were used (at that time) to convince both men and women into enlist in the armed forces.  Many New Zealanders believe that World War One changed our nation.  Let us never forget the lives that were lost in this war and in the wars that followed.  Lest We Forget. 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.