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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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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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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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