BBC Radio Leeds launches Children of the Somme

Children of the Somme will see pupils from Farnham Primary and Cullingworth Village Primary schools find out about the soldiers from India and West Yorkshire, who fought in the First World War.

They will explore their own family history, learn music and dance to songs from the period, culminating in a joint performance later in the year. We'll be following their progress!


Press the play button to listen to the part of the programme made at Farnham Primary on Wednesday 28th September and broadcast on Friday 30th:



The Telegraph and Argus wrote an article highlighting our school learning about the First World War in lessons - read the full article published on Thursday 29th September by clicking on the link below:


5SF had a fantastic afternoon handling World War One artefacts. The Rifle was extremely heavy!!

Thank you to Hilary Robinson for reading your beautiful book, "Children of the Somme" and for giving us all a signed copy


Click the link below to listen to the programme from 14th October


5SF have been busy this week filming for Look North. The children read poetry, danced, played music, and told the reporter all about the project.


14 November -

Children of the Somme poetry - our children reading their poems for BBC Radio Leeds - click the link below:


A special interview with one of the pupils of 5SF - click the link below:


Showtime at last! 5SF thoroughly enjoyed performing and watching the performances at the Playhouse. All of their hard work paid off - they were fantastic!

Final rehearsal - preparing for the big day.

Please click on the play button below:

We're in the news - an article by writer, Nick Ahad


After all their hard work, Farnham class 5SF were recognised on BBC programme "Look North". Please click the link below and agree to download the software needed to view the programme. Enjoy.


Click the link below to listen to the final BBC programme about the Children of the Somme project, including the play Coming Home together.

Children of the Somme on Tour

BBC Radio Leeds' play Coming Home Together was performed in Farnham school w/c  27 February. To listen to an interview with our head teacher, Richard Edwards, and the children, please click the link below:

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