Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hand of friendship extended across channel

YOUNGSTERS at Shiplake Primary School are playing their part to cement a friendship link with children in northern France.

Year five pupils at the Memorial Avenue school have written letters to schoolchildren in Ors.

They decided to put pens to paper after a visit from Beth Timms, from the Dunsden Owen Association, a group celebrating First World War poet Wilfred Owen’s connection to the village.

Owen lived in Dunsden from September 1911 until February 1913 and was a lay assistant to the vicar of All Saints’ Church.

Teacher Emily Potter said the children were studying their local history topic and Mrs Timms came and spoke to them.

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