World War 1 memories brought to book

Younsters from Clubmoor , who worked  on a World War 1 project, have seen their work turned into a book and DVD.

Pupils from Broad Square, Florence Melly, St Matthew’s, Leamington and Roscoe  primary schools  along with  the Norris Green, Clubmoor Youth Centres and Splice  Disability  Group have all contributed to “Clubmoor Remembers”, a 96 page hardback book.

The book also incorporates a DVD, produced by Jack-All Productions, showing the work.

The young people produced artwork, poems, posters, postcards and imagined letters home from the front  from local servicemen,

Now, the best of the work has been selected for the book, published by Wordscapes. It will be launched at a special event at the LMH offices, Townsend Lane, on Thursday 13 November where the work used  in the book will be on display. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp, is attending the launch  along with representatives of the British Legion and the Liverpool PALS as well as about 50 pupils.Book

The book will be presented to all the pupils in the schools

Funding for it was provided by the Mayoral Neighbourhood Fund for Clubmoor

Local Councillor Irene Rainey, said: “We wanted to do something that would be of lasting value. We looked at some form a of monument  but then we came up with an idea for a book that the young people could  have as a keepsake and which would reflect the history of Clubmoor.

“I remember being presented with a New Testamant when I was at school and I’ve kept it through my life. This book will be something they can always treasure,
“The young people have learned a lot about the First World War and its effects on their neighbourhood.

“I am so proud of each and every one of these pupils for the effort they have put in.

“This book shows just how we have some very imaginative ,creative  and talented young people in Clubmoor.”

Clubmoor Remembers will also be available in the city’s libraries.

Pictured above: A giant poppy Broad Square pupils recreated in the playground

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