The inspiring story of schoolchildren who went on strike for their teachers in 1914. It takes place in a small village in Norfolk and is set against a background of outbreak of war, the Suffragette movement, Unions and birth of the Labour Party. The scenes are linked by two modern day children investigating an old trunk at their Grandmother’s. There is a real connection with history here, as the events are based upon what actually happened in the village of Burston in Norfolk, at the time. The real story of Burston can be be investigated using the links listed in the bibliography at the back of the script.
- Ideal for 9-15 year olds
- 7 main characters plus small parts and chorus
- Links with History curriculum Key Stage 3
- 13 songs, some with two parts, recorder and tuned percussion parts