Responses to Armistice Runner

Here is a little gallery of some of the wonderful class and home work created by children and teachers in response to Armistice Runner.   I hope they inspire you!

Armistice Runner display at Eldon Grove Academy – Fantastic work!


Congratulations to teacher Chris Soul for raising over £1,100 for NHS Charities Together by reading  ‘Armistice Runner’ as part of a 10K charity run in his garden.  Brilliant idea!    More here




What an amazing cake made by Anna, a pupil at George Spencer Academy.  It was delicious too, thank you!


And here is a film trailer for Armistice Runner made by some amazing pupils at St Winefride’s Convent School Shrewsbury as part of the 2020 Shrewsbury Bookfest Big Book Award project:

Original poetry by Sara-Jane Arbury  based on Armistice Runneras a long-time supporter of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s Book Award project.

Her acrostic poem to further help children examine and enjoy the shortlisted books  can be downloaded from here.

Sara-Jane Arbury is a writer, performer and workshop facilitator and you can contact her by email here


Coming soon resources by :

Helen Hughes, West Felton CofE Primary School

Introductory Powerpoint with sample activities:

  • Newspaper report about the race going ahead
  • Diary entry as Captain Whitaker
  • Letter between Ernest and Thomas
  • Letter to Lily, offering her advice ahead of the big race
  • Letter to Abbie, offering her advice about her Dad
  • Letter to Tim, offering him advice about Grandma
  • Book review

Black out poetry







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