CHEADLE Academy has officially begun its commemoration of the First World War Centenary after hosting a lecture in The Cheadle Community Theatre yesterday, Tuesday, March 18, by the Curzon Institute entitled 'The Commonwealth during the First World War' for students, staff and the community.
The guest lecturers highlighted an often forgotten but monumental aspect of World War One; the contribution of the Commonwealth to the Allied victory.
Guests were given the opportunity to hear the inspirational and sometimes harrowing experiences of these 'unsung heroes.'
An Academy spokesman said: "The involvement of The Curzon Institute, an internationally renowned group of historians and academics, is a real opportunity for The Cheadle Academy and the local community to be at the forefront of centenary events.
"The afternoon saw students from across the Key Stages come together to experience this unique insight into academic history from our Key Stage 3 historians, to GCSE students and students from the Moorlands Sixth Form College.
"The latter being given an invaluable taste of university style history learning.
"The evening saw a further lecture, open to guests from the local community, so as to bring all ages together in appreciation of the sacrifices of the Commonwealth and to share, in this unique way, experiences of World War One."