what one of them said:
‘I have been on the scheme for
a few months now. It’s part of my licence
to do some work with Groundwork. I crashed a car.
Every week I come here to the Imperial War Museum
or to the graveyard. It’s a bit disrespectful
what has happened at the church – people
are chucking litter and there’s a bin right
next to them.
It has stopped me from getting into more trouble.
We looked at up the casualties on the Internet
to find out where the soldiers are commemorated
and a little more about them.
It has been good to meet the war veterans because
I have always thought of them as a lot older.
I was going to join up before I started this project
– but I am not now. I want to be an engineer
instead. Being on the project has made me think.
There are so many war graves, you don’t