From Flanders Fields to Slater's Field

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From Flanders Fields to Slater's Field

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‘From Flanders’ Fields to Slater’s field.’ – An update

We are the Heritage group who are responsible for overseeing our World War One project. Representatives from each class from Year One to Year Six meet every Wednesday.

Recently we received a grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund to help fund a project to commemorate WW1. We are planning lots of different activities and experiences through which we will all research facts about World War One and its impact on the local area. Each year group is going to focus on one area of research and then we are going to share our learning with one another and with the wider community.

We are working closely with the Horwich Heritage Centre and we, as the Heritage group, have already visited the Centre to watch a DVD that they have made about Horwich during WW1 and to look at the resources and artefacts they have, many of which that will be of great interest to us during our project.

We recently met with Bernard Taylor of The War Cemetery Adoption Society and Rev Stephen Fletcher of Horwich Parish Church and found out that we have 26 WW1 graves in our church graveyard. We have volunteered to take on the upkeep of the graves and have already started cleaning the headstones and planting bulbs around them.

We are working alongside RBHS to make a quilt to commemorate WW1, which has been designed by Dorothy Colvin from the Holy Trinity sewing group. A group of children will visit Rivington and Blackrod to complete the work.

We are having a history themed week in school during the week beginning June 8th. We will all be taking part in workshops run by either The Fusilier’s Museum, Bury or The Octagon, Bolton, who will help us to understand more about the life during the war in fun and practical ways. Local actor, David Kirk, has been working with our Year Four classes in a series of poetry workshops. We will also be welcoming members of the air cadets from 1471 (Horwich) Squadron who will be teaching us some drill!

We are all going to produce a piece of poppy art, each year group has chosen a different media to use, and we are holding our own Art Exhibition at Horwich Leisure Centre on Thursday 18th June.

We are inviting members of the community to an Afternoon Tea Dance at Horwich Leisure Centre on Thursday 18th June. This will be an opportunity for groups of children from each year group to share what they have learnt through an afternoon of presentations, poetry, drama, dance and song.

We also want to share our learning with one another and David Kirk has created a site specific immersive theatre experience to help us to do this. This will take place on Friday 19th June.

We are setting up different stations within our school grounds, where we will share our research under the headings of:

Station 1:The role of the church – children will be acting out a sermon and reciting poems and displaying the research they have completed.

Station 2:Researching facts about the 26 graves in our local church yard. Children will recite poems and share facts about the soldiers and their families.

Station 3:Observation point- children will look at the various ways of communication between soldiers on the front and between them and their families.

Station 4:Trench/ battle field- the children will research what it was like for soldiers in battle, recite poems and build a trench in school grounds!

Station 5:Field hospital- children will research all about this aspect and the conditions for soldiers- they will recite poems connected to this area.

Station 6:Music Hall – children will research entertainment during this period, and life on the home front.

Station 7:Cottage hospital – researching facts about conditions and children will look at postcards and letters sent home.

We will all be dressing up in costumes from the period and suggestions will be given to each year group according to their area of research.

The event will conclude with the whole school having a picnic lunch on Slater’s field, giving them further opportunities to share their own learning and for everyone to take part in singing some songs and reciting poetry.

We are all really looking forward to the project and hope you would like to share in it with us.

We will keep you updated as we get closer to the events!

The Heritage group

Thomas, Molly, Joshua, James, Joe, Neve, Lilly, Suzie, Adam, Eleanor, Josh, Ben, Evie and Charlie


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All set up ready to go…. looking forward to seeing our invited guests from 12:45pm followed by our art exhibition open to all from 3;00pm.