Xmas tribute to WW1 soldiers

Children from Cockerham Primary School in character for their Christmas 1914 production.
Children from Cockerham Primary School in character for their Christmas 1914 production.
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Cockerham Parochial School is putting on a special Christmas production this year to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

With the help of Cockerham Variety Productions Year 5 and 6 pupils will perform “Christmas 1914” which is a musical tribute to the brave men and women of the Great War.

Ian Ellison, founder of Cockerham Variety Productions said: “As it is quite a poignant year the school approached me to help with their production.

“The show is a great way for people to pay tribute to the world war one anniversary and watch and pay respect to the huge debt we owe all these brave men and women who fought and worked to make our world what we know today.

“There are lots of poignant moments and a few special surprises in the show where we really reflect on the sacrifices made by so many and being the 100 year anniversary this year it makes the show even more relevant.”

The production is also special for another reason as assistant head teacher and teacher of year 5 and 6, Janet Gough is retiring after 15 years so will be her last production with the children.

Head teacher Mrs Cookson said: “The children, staff and governors will really miss her drive, commitment and passion for teaching.”

Christmas 1914 will run on December 11 and 12 at 6.30pm and tickets are available in Cockerham Parochial school or by ringing 01524 791550. Tickets are £3 and are free for children under 14 years old. A program of WW1 tributes, sponsored by local businesses will be available with all proceeds going to The Royal British Legion.