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University Academy Keighley

Educational Exhibition

Students have had the opportunity to view a special exhibition that explored the contribution made by people from the Indian sub-continent in the First World War.

The exhibition gave students a fascinating insight into the British-Indian Army and its contribution to the war, in which 75,000 of its soldiers, all volunteers, died.

The exhibition also links with curriculum subjects: History, English and PHSE (Personal, Social and Health Education).  It is hoped that the exhibition has also helped to ground subject knowledge by providing students with a cultural connection to the conflict.

The exhibition came about through collaboration with academy English teacher, Stuart Irving, Kirklees Interfaith Forum, Kirklees Faith Network and Waseem Riaz.

Mr Irving said of the exhibition: “It’s important for community cohesion to raise awareness of the contribution made by people from the Indian sub-continent.  On the back of the exhibition we have also discovered a number of staff with connection to WW1, which we are hoping to share with students to give them a more personal association.”

 

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