Sunday, November 8, 1998 Published at 16:23 GMT
Learning to remember
Wilfred Owen's "old lie: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
The National Junior School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, is trying to give new meaning to stories passed down through two generations to children preparing for the new millennium.
It has given them an appreciation of the bravery of the young men involved, and of the sacrifice so many made.
"The First World War was very bad but ... they saved our country and we are very proud of that," said one girl.
"We tried to bring it into a drama," says history teacher Sheila Cupit.
"It was an emotional war. Emotions were running high when the soldiers went to war, and emotions were high in the trenches when they found the pain, the suffering that went on there."
Jack Rogers, 103, was a sniper in the Sherwood Foresters during World War I.
His message to children today is: "Always try and bear in mind what those men - and women - went through.
"And try and do your utmost to see that it should never happen again in your lifetime if you can help it."