This morning, P4 participated in a unique live webcam conference with pupils from Qworzo school in Belgium, and Freie Schule Kassel in Germany.
One hundred and two years ago at Christmas, while WW1 was raging, soldiers in the trenches of France and Belgium were thinking about their families and wished they weren’t fighting. One of them placed a small tree with candles out of their trench, and soon other trees and candles appeared. Eventually and incredibly that Christmas Eve, it wasn’t long before the soldiers from both sides laid down their weapons and joined together to sing songs and even play a game of football! One of the songs they sang was Silent Night.
We wanted to remember this occasion, and so the three countries joined together today to sing songs, including a special version of Silent Night, sung in Dutch, German and English!
Watch the recorded live webcam conference here and perhaps even join in with some of the singing!
Belgian pupils get ready to sing!
Yester pupils sing Silent Night!
Note: If you have any problems getting the link to work, please try this link here, and click where it says “Go to the Replay”. Note, this won’t work on a phone – it needs to be a laptop or a PC.