Wilfred Owen War Poets 8th November

8th November 2018
November 11th,  Armistice Day,  marks 100 years since the end of WW1. To commemorate this, on Thursday 8th November,  the school is having Wilfred Owen poetry Assembly followed by workshops for years 5 and 6 held by Charles Lea
 
November 4th will mark 100 years since the passing of one of the greatest war poets, Wilfred Owen, who spent some of his early years here in the town. 
 
Wilfred Owen and his family lived in Birkenhead between 1897 and 1907, during which time he attended the Birkenhead Institute. He was killed a week before the 1918 armistice.

 100 years after his death, the community of Birkenhead will be honouring Wilfred Owen, as well as all of those who fought in World War One, with a series of events throughout November 2018. These events include:

  •  Songs of Praise Broadcast from Christ Church Oxton focusing on the life of Wilfred Owen
  • A performance from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hanover Orchestra of Britten’s War Requiem in Liverpool Cathedral
  • A series of writing and art workshops across schools in Birkenhead
  • An exhibition at The Williamson Art Gallery to display and commemorate the memories of people from Birkenhead