Responses to Armistice Runner

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





A Beautiful Book Review from Milefield Primary School

Baildon Primary took part in an immersive drama activity

Beautifully creative reponses in this blackout poetry from Beeslack Community High.  Well done!




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




Inspiring Remembrance Day Black Out Poems from Howden Juniors:

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

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 Runner as 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