Category Archives: Berkhamsted

Bridgewater’s Big Bash I


Who was at the Bridgewater Big Bash this weekend? Did you perform? What did you think?


Sierra Leone Day

Hopefully today has given everyone lots to think about, particularly similarities and differences between life in Berkhamsted and life in a town like Makeni in Sierra Leone.

Remember how for us the Paper Bag Game is just a ‘game’, but for some people they have to  take on repetitive, low-paid jobs just to survive. Nobody in Bridgewater said they had to walk some distance to the nearest tap.

Here are some bags Amelia made at lunchtime, using the techniques we learnt in the Paper Bag game. She can fit a bag inside a bag, inside another bag, inside a bag, etc.  Mr Heritage has some dolls from Ukraine just like that!


Open Evening


A big thank you to Louis, Amelia, Izobella, William and Louisa who came into school on Thursday evening to help build the Tudor village of Bridgehamsted for Open Evening.

Remembrance Assembly

Thanks to Years 5, 6 and 7 who observed a minute’s silence in this afternoon’s assembly hosted by Mounts in memory of everyone who has ever taken part in a war. The assembly featured much of the work on World War One that is already published on this blog.

We move on from World War One to study Recount texts next. If you have any comments about Michael Foreman’s The War Game do feel free to write something in the Book Talk section of the blog. I think the ending  surprised and shocked many of us. You can read more about Michael Foreman on this Puffin Books page:,,1000010989,00.html#BIO

For those that are interested, here is a copy of our script: Remembrance Day assembly 2012 script and Powerpoint illustrations (without sound effects): Remembrance day

For more about the work of the Royal British Legion:

Bridgewater Monument


Here’s the view from the Bridgewater Monument looking towards Berkhamsted earlier this afternoon, about an hour before it closed for the winter.

For Bridgewater students, there is a small prize for the first person to comment with the correct answer to the following question:

Who was the Duke of Bridgewater? Why is he remembered?

Xavi’s Trench Diary

23rd October 1916
I hate the war I wish I didn’t sign up. The field was gloomy, foggy and it looks like a monster’s face. There were trenches everywhere. I nearly fell over in one, there was fog coming out. I got wounded on the leg three times. I don’t think I’ll be back by Christmas. People were putting phone wires up and a flare shot up. A man was in no mans land at noon I thought he was going to die. I ran and saved him and a German shot but he got my leg again.

William’s Postcard from France