As part of our Enrichment curriculum, a small group of Year 9 students, had the opportunity to interview members of AJEX (including a JFS Alumnus) as part of National Armed Forces week.
Shoshana Notarius in Year 9 writes, “The veterans shared some incredible stories and experiences which has left us with some questions. Does our generation listen and really learn from the sacrifices people made for our survival on a daily basis? Or are these actions left in history, disregarded and waiting to be acknowledged?
Each veteran, with their own backstories and identity, have given us just a small insight on the effects that global conflict brings. From evacuees to army reservists, to army doctors, we all shared a glimpse of walking in their shoes, leaving us with gratitude for such exemplary acts, providing us with a different take on history and the fragility of life.
There’s a difference between reading about history and really engaging in face-to-face conversations. It gives you a greater depth of understanding, and together with the visual emotional story, it brings the interview to life.”