Thursday, 23 November 2017 - About Whatsonatweaverham | Rss

LOCAL HEROES REMEMBERED IN PROJECT

YEAR 9 pupils made commemorative crosses in order to remember the soldiers from WWI and WWII who are featured on the war memorial at St Mary’s Church, Weaverham.

The suggestion for this project came from British Legion member Mr Eric Hulme, who has spent over ten years researching the lives of these soldiers. His material formed the starting point for the students to complete their own research about each soldier.
Pupils built 100 crosses. Mrs Dilys Hooper, The County Training Officer for the British Legion in Cheshire, and Mr Hulme selected those crosses that provided the most fitting commemoration of each of the soldiers’ life and work.
40 students attended St Mary’s Church in Weaverham to lay their crosses on the war memorial and to visit the grave of the particular soldier that they had studied. Year 10 pupil Declan Rainey’s design was given special praise.
Miss Lucy Bennett, a History Teacher at Weaverham High School said, “It has been a very rewarding project and the students have learned so much about local history and the individuals in their local area who gave so much for their country. We hope this will be a project that we complete on an annual basis.”

 

 

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