Walter Tull

In Writing, Year 6 have been learning about Walter Tull. It will form part of their World War topic but, at the moment, we have been looking at his football career. We have explored the moments when he had to leave his family to enter the orphanage. The language the children used to show his feelings was incredible. Walter Tull was the first black, professional outfield player and suffered from racial abuse at a football match. At the time, he couldn’t speak out about it. We have been giving him a voice imagining how he felt and what he wanted to say. Year 6 have worked hard to select the language and structures to have maximum impact.


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