When the pigeon visited the school!
In Fishermen Class we have been learning all about the ‘Great War’. As part of the history topic war and remembrance the children in Fishermen class learnt about animals that helped us in the war. The children learnt about how one pigeon, called Cher Ami, meaning ‘Dear Friend’ in French, became famous.
She was used by the American Army and Cher Ami managed to get 12 very important messages delivered through one of the battles in 1918.
She also saved the lives of nearly 200 soldiers during another battle.
Cher Ami received a medal from the American government for her bravery. As part of this lesson the children were visited by Tia and Kayla’s Pigeons who have been trained to return home. The children really enjoyed interacting with the pigeons and watching them fly home!