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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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Kings Avenue School, London

The theme for learning for the year 4 classes at Kings Avenue School during the spring term is World War II. The school approached War Memorials Trust to request a visit which would help pupils find out more about war memorials in the local area as part of this topic. Our Learning Officer was happy to oblige and arranged to spend half a day with each of the classes towards the end of the spring term.

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Summerbank Primary Academy, Tunstall

Following training delivered by the Heritage Schools Local Heritage Education Manager for the West Midlands, the opportunity arose for War Memorial Trust’s Learning Officer to deliver a school visit in the Stoke area. The year 4 teacher at Summerbank Primary Academy was keen for his class to learn more about the impact and significance of World War I on the local population of Tunstall and a visit to the school was arranged. During the day it was planned that pupils would carry out a condition survey for Tunstall war memorial and also research local men who are commemorated by the monument.

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Cockshutt C of E Primary School, Ellesmere

On a cold and crisp morning in January War Memorials Trust’s Learning Officer visited Cockshutt C of E Primary School near Shrewsbury alongside the Heritage School’s Programme Local Heritage Education Manager (LHEM) for the West Midlands region. The year 5/6 teacher had attended training delivered by the LHEM. From this the pupils in his class had used historical maps to assist with their studies of the local area. To follow on, the class teacher was keen for the pupils to learn more about their local war memorial and the people named on it.

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Moorhouse Primary School, Rochdale

As part of a project organised by Historic England's Heritage Schools Programme, War Memorials Trust’s Learning Officer arranged to visit Moorhouse Primary School in Rochdale at the end of January 2019. The year 5 class had begun a World War I topic at the start of the spring term and had already looked at some of the basic causes of World War I, impact on the population, propaganda and conscription. The visit provided an opportunity for pupils to understand more about the impact on the local area by looking at the war memorial.

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The Granville School, Sevenoaks 2018

Following a successful visit in November 2017, the history teacher at The Granville School organised a repeat visit for November 2018. The year 6 pupils study a topic on Remembrance during the autumn term. One of the main focuses of this topic is the war memorial in Sevenoaks which the girls visit and carry out a condition survey for. The history teacher uses War Memorials Trust’s lesson plans throughout the topic. The half day visit from WMT’s Learning Officer towards the end of the topic draws everything the girls have learnt to a conclusion and allows them to explore war memorial designs.

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