16 May 2013

Pupils at Holy Cross Primary School have been meeting with Atlantic Star Veterans to hear their stories and experiences from the Battle of the Atlantic. They then created stories and animations inspired by what they heard.

The children worked really hard to finish their animations which will be screened at a special event at FACT on 4 June. They even found time to write some lovely letters to Jack and John, our Atlantic Star Veterans, who so kindly shared their stories with us. This letter from year 5 student Jack really captures the spirit of the project:

Dear Jack
You are a true war hero from centuries ago. I am a storywriter and I will be sure to write a brilliant story about you and your thrilling adventures at sea. My best story was the 'Big Ear Story'. Thats why I made it our animation. you will be remembered for gazillions of years until time itself decides to die. You inspired me more than anyone has before.
From Jack (Little Jack)
PS; your story was amazing

The children's animations, Big Ears Day and Lucky, are on display at the Merseyside Maritime Museum as part of the national commemorative events of the Battle of the Atlantic from 14 May - 16 June.

View the Star Gazing project page to find out more about FACT's events and activities commissioned by Liverpool City Council for the 70th Commemmoration of the Battle of the Atlantic.