Student film Reviews

Year 8 students were shown a near hour-long edited version of Peter Jackson’s ‘They will not grow old’ recently.

The film shows soldiers speaking about what life was like on the front line.

Some of the students have written a review of the film.




Maisy Kellow

World War One film

On the 21st of November the whole of Year 8 were given the opportunity to watch an amazing and interesting film of recoloured footage by Peter Jackson.

The footage recounted the horrific world changing events of World War One and in all honesty it got me on the brink of tears.

It is amazing how our soldiers stood up for our country risking their health and lives getting critical injuries and diseases and went through the traumatic experiences for our country.

I feel happy that we were able to watch this film and I think it benefitted our learning and understanding.





Isacc Broadbridge

My review of the WW1 footage

My thoughts on the World War One footage is for a start amazing. Peter Jackson spent lots of time colouring every frame and lip reading so that we could actually see the trenches as they were instead of black and white.

We heard the men’s words that hadn’t been head for a century.  I think it was very honest about what it was like. We all know it was terrible but now we know how and why.

You can really sympathise with the soldiers and know exactly what it was like. Everyone should see this.





WW1 Review


I found the movie actually very interesting. I think everyone should watch this movie at least once. It shows us really what life would be like in World War One. It gives many people a better understanding.

It was actually a really upsetting event. People need to see this movie even though it may be horrifying and sad.

People literally risked their lives so we could live our life like it is today.”

Christiana Richardson