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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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St Luke's Primary School, London

In 2001 a war memorial plaque was given to War Memorials Trust after it had been rescued from a skip by the Royal British Legion, Kilburn. Very little was known about the memorial apart from that it had originally been in a church as the inscription read “This tablet and the window in the North side of the sanctuary are dedicated to the glory of God and in memory of the following from this Church and Parish”. Seventeen years after the memorial was handed over, the Trust were delighted to find a new home and custodian for the plaque. Many hours of research were carried out by WMT’s volunteers before the story of the memorial became clear. St Luke’s Primary School in Kilburn has close links to the church of the same name which is the successor church of St Simon’s Church where it is strongly believed the war memorial plaque originally came from. The memorial was installed in St. Luke’s Primary School in February 2018 as it was considered to be an important educational tool to teach young people about those who lost their lives in the local area during World War I. To commence this learning and share the history of the memorial with staff and pupils our Learning Officer visited the school in March 2018 for a whole day.

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Ecole Jeannine Manuel, London

At the beginning of 2018 our Learning Officer was contacted by one of the year 6 teachers at Ecole Jeannine Manuel: a French, bilingual, international school located in London. The year 6 pupils were learning about World War I during the spring term and would then learn about World War II during the summer term. The two topics would be covered by both their English and French teachers. As part of their work the pupils would be asked to design a war memorial and as such the teachers were keen for them to understand the purpose of war memorials, why they were created and, if possible, visit a local memorial. The pupils would also spend some time drawing comparisons with memorials in France.

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The Granville School, Sevenoaks

Year 6 pupils at The Granville School are taught a unit on war memorials using War Memorials Trust’s learning resources during the autumn term. The school arranged for our Learning Officer to visit and lead an afternoon workshop towards the end of the unit of work.

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Hackforth and Hornby CE Primary School

War Memorials Trust first visited Hackforth and Hornby CE Primary School in conjunction with Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme in 2015. WMT were delighted to visit again in November 2017 to increase pupil’s awareness of the role war memorials play on Remembrance Day. The visit formed part of the Key Stage 2 class’s work on Remembrance which included researching individuals from the local area who are recorded on the war memorial. After this session, our Learning Officer accompanied the pupils to the local church where they left a wreath and carried out a short act of Remembrance.

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Pimlico Primary, London

War Memorials Trust were pleased to return to Pimlico Primary in November 2017 following their first visit the previous year. During the visit our Learning Officer worked with each class from Reception up to year 4 before concluding with an assembly with the whole school. The sessions with each class ranged from a visit to the local war memorial to what are memorials and what is Remembrance depending on what the pupils had learned during the visit the previous year.

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