Miss Dryden's English class learn about OGs who died in WW1
As part of their English lesson, the Second Form have been learning about some of our former pupils (OGs) who were killed in the First World War. Each pupil has taken a different soldier and learned about his story at Glenalmond and the circumstances in which he was killed in France. They have also had the chance to visit our Chapel and find their soldier on our war memorial
The pupils have enjoyed spotting similarities with their soldiers, whether that is because they lived in a similar area or a realisation that they both enjoy rugby or that they were both academic scholars. In a particularly sobering twist, however, when they compared notes they discovered that all ten of their soldiers were killed in the same battle and that none of them have a marked grave. As well as being honoured in the chapel here at Glenalmond, all ten of these soldiers also appear on the Thiepval memorial and these Second Formers will have the opportunity to visit that memorial in the Fourth Form on Glenalmond's biennial battlefields trip.
Pupils will also be exploring some war poetry and reading some of the letters that were written to Mrs Reid from OGs at the front and then writing their own letters, as well as looking at some of the OG war diaries.