Just thought I’d post some past projects on the blog to celebrate again some of the wonderful history work the children have done for and with the local community.
Our local church, St Margarets, turned 800 last year. The children did a great job of cleaning and sprucing up the church before putting up their display commemorating its history. Lots of research went into the children’s display and the children chose a variety of creative ways to show their learning.
Another successful community project was linked to our local war memorial. Children visited the National Archive Centre and using a number of sources and documents, began piecing together the lives of the Wellow men, lost in WW1 who are remembered on the memorial. The children had the fantastic opportunity to work alongside local historians and were even able to locate relatives of some of the men who were then able to visit us. Each class created banners – one for each of our men, which they were able to parade through the village on Remembrance Day. The children also ran a ‘Pop Up Museum,’ where their enquiries and learning were on display and they regaled their visitors with war songs.
We are always very proud of all our fabulous historians at school and the maturity and responsibility they show when working on these community projects.
We have some more exciting projects in the pipeline ……..