Pupils commemorate school's part in First World War

Primary school pupils in Cardiff are commemorating the part their school played in the First World War by recreating the military hospital which the school was converted into between 1914 and 1920.

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School transformed into what it was like as WW1 hospital

History came to life this weekend at a Cardiff School. Pupils at Albany primary were recreating a First World War military hospital. The school has a special connection to the period having been used to care for wounded soldiers in the war.

Cardiff pupils recreate First World War military hospital

Pupils are dressing up as patient and hospital staff as part of the exhibition commemorating the school's part in the war effort. Credit: ITV News/James Crichton-Smith

Pupils at a Cardiff primary school are bringing history to life by recreating a First World War military hospital in their classrooms.

Between 1914 and 1920, Albany Primary School, in Roath, was closed to children and converted into a ward to care for wounded soldiers. The children are commemorating the part their school played in the war effort in a special exhibition today.

It's part of the Roath Remembers project, which aims to digitally capture and preserve First World War memories, stories and artefacts from the local community.

Credit: ITV News/James Crichton-Smith

The exhibition includes the original architect's drawing of the hospital plan and photographs of the school in use as a hospital and large crowds waiting to welcome patients.

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