SFX pupils to commemorate First World War with drama, poetry and song

The  There But Not There silhouettes.

Pupils at Saint Francis Xavier School in Richmond will commemorate one hundred years since the First World War through an evening of drama, poetry and song tonight.

The production aims to illustrate the key events of the war by presenting music, war poetry and extracts from plays that reflect the mood of the nation at the time and the devastating effects of the conflict on the community.

The school has received a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to receive There But Not There silhouette installations, which will feature in the performance.

The award was made under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme, which makes awards to bring communities together to remember; and to think about the Armed Forces today.

The silhouettes are designed to remember those people from the community who lost their lives in the conflict.

As well as being used in the production, the silhouettes will also be appearing in classrooms in the build-up to Remembrance Day to enable pupils to reflect on the sacrifices made one hundred years ago.

The production is produced and directed by English and drama teacher Claire Smith and will feature more than 40 pupils aged between 11 and 16.

100 Years will start at the school at 7pm.

Tickets cost £3 and will be available on the door.

They can also be reserved by calling the school reception on 01748 823414.