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Starter: Film – One Among Millions

The film One Among Millions showcases year 9 students’ creative writing of letters from the front.

The film is 20 minutes long, but the few minutes are enough to set the scene for activities.

About this film (includes transcriptions of letters produced): RC Sherriff Letters One Among Millions  (PDF)


  • Use 3- 4 min clip of video as lesson starter
  • Review video as necessary.   Brainstorm elements such as:
    • Senses log – sight, smell, sounds etc
    • Brainstorm powerful adjectives
    • And others, as appropriate
  • This starter could be used to set up the Activity: RC Sherriff letters source analysis task or the Trench diaries / letters creative writing activity

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