Re-enacting the Christmas Truce
We read “War Game” by Michael Foreman to learn all about the Christmas Truce. Then, we watched the Sainsbury’s Advert showing the soldiers on both sides of No Man’s Land. After that, we went outside and dramatised the Christmas Truce ourselves. We began by singing 'Silent Night' in English and German, before gradually rising up from our trenches to shake hands with the opposite side. Trading sweets, photographs and playing football were some of the things we pretended to do. Through this drama activity, we were able to understand more about the feelings and emotions of the soldiers on the battlefield.