Primary 7 visited the Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock today. The class have been reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo as part of the First World War topic, and particularly enjoyed the War Horse section of the exhibition. The pupils were given a guided tour of the whole exhibition and got the opportunity to take part in drama activities, write their own stories and even dress up.
The class were then able to visit the other exhibitions in the museum where they could see some memorabilia from the First World War. One item of particular interest was a copy of the Kilmarnock Standard from the 16th November 1918. The newspaper included the death notice for Gunner John McKinnell from Catrine, whose name is on the Catrine war memorial and was read out at our remembrance service last week.
The class had a great morning, and learned a lot from this great visit.