Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Belle Mermaid, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: Life In The Trenches

Many seem to take for granted what the soldiers sacrificed for us. Although, on Remembrance Day we have a moment of silence for those who lost their lives during wartime, most of us truly don't know exactly what they endured. My project is touching on the subjects of: what trenches were, how they were made, what soldiers ate and the experiences they faced daily.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned is how awful lice were and how soldiers took lighters to burn the seams of their clothes to kill the lice.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Take a look around at this wonderful country, where we can be free and follow our dreams. We can live this way thanks to soldiers who fought (and still fight) for all of us.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

In the trenches life was terrible. You'd wake up each day wondering if there'd be another. You'd have no time to sleep and when you finally did, you'd be restless and hungry. In my life, I can wake up safe and happily. I can get out of a warm bed and go downstairs to get my breakfast, change into a fresh clean pair of clothes and relax. Very different from life in a trench!

  • Hayden from grade 4Y

    Way to go hope you win!
    19/06/2018 6:00:55 PM

  • Alastair Grant

    Great job Belle, good luck!
    15/06/2018 7:25:02 PM

  • sarah macdonald

    Great Job!
    15/06/2018 4:40:58 PM

  • Mr. Knox and students of 4Y at Donagh Regional

    Way to go Belle! Good luck and we wish you the best!
    15/06/2018 11:58:21 AM

  • Mr. Knox and students of 4Y at Donagh Regional

    Way to go Belle! Good luck and we wish you the best!
    15/06/2018 11:58:05 AM

  • Mrs. Collins

    We are so proud of you Belle! You did an amazing job.
    15/06/2018 11:07:36 AM

  • Ava :))))

    great job belle i bet you got about 8888888888888 votes
    15/06/2018 11:07:35 AM

  • dannica

    grat i votid
    15/06/2018 11:07:28 AM

  • Lindsey Lebreton

    Well done!!!!!
    15/06/2018 8:38:33 AM

  • Miss. MacKinnon and Students of 5A

    We are so proud of you, Belle! Awesome job!
    15/06/2018 7:53:27 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.