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This section of the website gives you the chance to share your school or youth group's war memorial project with others by uploading it to our Showcase.

Here is a collection of projects that have already been shared in the Primary School section.

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Meadowbrook Primary School, South Gloucestershire

This learning visit was carried out as part of a set of visits in conjunction with Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme. During the summer term Meadowbrook Primary School had an Ethic of Excellent day which focused on Geography. Over the course of the day pupils would be looking at their local area using current and historical maps. They would also be given the opportunity to think about how the area might change in the future and how this would look on a map. Each year group focused on a particular element of the local area. Year 5’s focus was the local war memorial and the teachers were keen to be supported in this work. They were delighted to find out from their Local Heritage Education Manager that War Memorials Trust’s Learning Officer would be able to visit and deliver a workshop with both classes.

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Denbigh Community Primary School, Tyne and Wear

This learning visit was carried out as part of a set of visits in conjunction with Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme. The Local Heritage Education Manager for the North East had previously taken the year 6 classes from Denbigh Community Primary on a heritage walk around their local area. On this walk one of the local sites which was included was the Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Memorial Hall in Wallsend. The visit by War Memorials Trust’s took place on the morning of the school’s Heritage Day and gave pupils the opportunity to visit to find out more about their local heritage, visit another local memorial and find out how they could contribute to protecting and conserving their local war memorials. It also supplemented the learning which had taken place as part of their ‘Lest We Forget’ topic.

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Ore Village Primary Academy and Guestling Bradshaw Church of England Primary School, East Sussex

This learning visit was carried out in collaboration with Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme. The Local Heritage Education Manager for London and the South East delivered a training session for schools in Hastings and the surrounding area. From this session, a number of schools are set to embark on projects about how World War affected the local area. Two of the schools, Guestling Bradshaw Church of England Primary School and Ore Village Primary Academy, decided to work collaboratively with the ultimate aim of listing Ore war memorial which is located outside Christ Church in the village. Our Learning Officer and the Local Heritage Education Manager spent a day and a half with a small group of Key Stage 2 pupils from both schools looking at the impact of the Great War on the local area and the history of and current condition of the war memorial.

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Hollingworth Primary School, Greater Manchester

In December 2017, WMT’s Learning Officer was delighted to be contacted by a member of the Friends of Hollingworth. The group had submitted a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for a project titled ‘Lest we forget’ which focused on the village war memorial. The project involved cleaning and repairs to the memorial, the collation of research which had been carried out on the 89 men from Hollingworth who died during World War I (40 of whom are commemorated on the memorial) and an art project with the local primary school. Friends of Hollingworth asked our Learning Officer to work with the school for a whole day, principally with the year 6 class who they wanted to visit the memorial before embarking on Arts Award project linked to the 89 men of Hollingworth.

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John Randall Primary School, Madeley

In collaboration with Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme, War Memorials Trust’s Learning Officer has agreed to carry out a school visit or training session in each of the Heritage Schools Regions during the last year of the First World War centenary. When discussing a possible visit with Martin Phillips, Local Heritage Education Manager for the West Midlands, he suggested a primary school in Madelely near Telford who had demonstrated a keen interest in their local heritage. Our Learning Officer spent the whole day with the year 6 pupils at John Randall Primary School which included a visit to the local war memorial.

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