Barnabas – World of Peace

On Monday 12th of November, we were visited by Barnabas and a nice man who taught us about the war. He started the day by telling us the story of how The Great War began. A few of our class got the chance to act like the countries that were involved and make alliances with other countries.


We then split up into year 1 and 2. Year 1 were up first and we were told two bible stories about friendship, forgiveness and peace. The first story was about Jacob, the dad of a large family, and when Jacob got old he decided to choose one of his sons to head the family. Everyone thought that Jacob would choose Rueben, who was the eldest son, but to their surprise, Jacob chose his youngest son, Joseph. The whole family thought that Reuben should have been in charge so they put Joseph down in a well. Reuben didn’t want to hurt his brother so he went back to save him but one of the middle brothers had sold Joseph behind everyone’s back. Jacob the dad was very upset and losing his youngest sons. Joseph, who had been had sold, made his way to be the prime minster. He forgave his brothers and helped to look after his family.


After lunch, Year 2 looked at the how soldiers were trained for the war. We learned how to march, and how to survive in war time. We then sat down and looked at how the trenches were used to fight on the fields of France. The man was so knowledgeable and even showed us some of his grandad’s things from the war.


We then learned about Geoffery Kennedy, a medic in the war, who was very concerned about which side God was on. He decided that God was so busy with the souls of the soldiers that had been lost that he chose to serve God by saving as many men as possible. Despite the side they chose, Geoffrey would save men from Allies or Germany. It was truly an inspiring story.


One Child said, “I would miss my family as a soldier.”

Another child said, “They might feel like they need to save their family.”

Another child, “When it rains it would become super muddy.”