The Free Press (Corowa)
Students reveal incredible WWI research
Year 10 students from Corowa High School proudly presented their research on local World War I soldiers to an audience of parents, community members and NSW Department of Education officials as part of the school’s first history showcase last week.
Students dedicated six weeks of research to their historical biographies, resulting in wonderfully detailed accounts of the experiences of local soldiers in the First World War.
Discussions around the role of individuals in global conflict and the notion of historical significance led to in-depth discussions between students and community members.
Martin Douglas, Head Teacher of History and English at Corowa High School was very impressed with the calibre of work produced.
“The showcase was an enormous success, and the student research was of an exemplary quality. It has been a fantastic pleasure to welcome community members back to our school site and include them in our learning,” Mr Douglas said.
The soldier biographies will continue to be curated with a view to producing a second volume of local WWI biographies in the coming months.
The first volume was produced in 2018 and was very well received by community members and the Corowa RSL Sub Branch.