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Lancaster bomber takes off

Context

The Avro Lancaster bomber was a key weapon of the Allies during the War.

More than 7,000 were produced, which flew a total of more than 150,000 missions - from which more than 3,000 planes were never to return.

The roar of a bomber squadron taking off and returning was a familiar sound to many thousands of people living in southern England.

The Lancaster remains a feature of events to commemorate the War.

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The life of Mary Seacole

The life of Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole tells us about her extraordinary life in these three short video episodes.

Private Peaceful - podcasts available!

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Private Peaceful

Podcasts of the 13 episodes in this series began on 01/05/2018 and will run throughout the term.

'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War

Catch up on 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden. All 10 episodes are now available to listen to online.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects. Watch video.

Our brand new Macbeth pages!

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth - the musical

Check out our new pages for our Macbeth musical with 8 songs to learn! See the Teacher Notes.

'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse

All 10 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's famous story are now available to listen to online.

100 years since World War 1

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

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