Epic Storytime: Herbert's Foot


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Nov 09 2020 12 mins  

We mark Armistice Day with the tale of a WWI British Corporal who injures his foot in No Man's Land and has no way of escaping by himself. He can hear soldiers getting closer – but are they friends coming to his rescue, or enemies coming to end his story?

This heartwarming story bears remarkable similarities to The Parable of the Good Samaritan...

Based on the family history of actor Jane Bower, adapted with permission by Chip Colquhoun. Read by Erika Sanderson (erikasanderson.com).

Illustration by Heather Rose.

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For easy and fun ways to link this poem to a wide variety of learning outcomes including RE and PE, make sure you also listen to our Epic Learning podcast. Find all our podcasts at epictales.co.uk – along with further storytelling and learning resources, including storytelling videos and creative challenges for your children.

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