Last week, Year 6 have been visiting Kanchanaburi since we are learning about the second world war. Here is a video about our visit to Hell Fire Pass. Hell Fire Pass is where the POWs built the Thai Burma railway.
Hellfire Pass from (Jinly) Kornchanok Muangsiri on Vimeo.
-Yuji and Jinly
It was a really thoughtful idea by the teachers to do a minutes silence around the memorial. I think Wynn’s quote/poem was the best because it went from something along the lines of ‘the soldier sleeps his duty done with the dawn his last battle won’. It was really moving.
I felt calm and and very respectful also it was an excellent idea to have the 1 minute silence.
I now know that the POWS were so poor and got very little food. From now on, I will not leave any food left on the plate for lunch because, the POWS haven’t had enough food.
Although the trip to Hellfire Pass was very tiring, it was also very educational and reflective. I think that the most reflective time during the trip was when we all had to stand around the memorial and say reflective things and the minute of silence.
When we were walking through the Hell Fire Pass,I saw how high and deep it was. That made me really know how hard the POWs needed to work. The trip there was really quiet and reflective.
At the Hell Fire Pass we learnt lots of things about the POWs. And their tools are still sticking in the mountain.
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