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Working as Historians

Saturday 24th February – relatives provide new material for Our Lads website

Relatives have been in touch with photographic and other documentation relating to two ‘lads’.   This is exactly how a local community heritage project should work as we work together to recover our shared history. Thanks to Graham Huggins and Nick Humphrey. Click here to see the new material.


Thursday 15th February – ‘Our Lads’ website goes live

The project website for ‘Our Lads –  the heroes of Heigham‘ has gone live today.  Please take a few minutes to look through it.  I’m sure you’ll agree that the quality of the work the children undertook as they ‘worked as historians’ is hugely impressive.  There will be a formal event to mark the end […]


Monday 9th October – Important history work continues at after school club

Another productive and purposeful session tonight.  The four main activities continue with Year 6 working on the statements for the WW1 timeline, Year 5 working on the casualty map and the timeline for the fallen, and Year 4 working on the logbook.  Neil Storey joined us and worked with Billy and Finley on the casualty […]


25th September – Working as Historians club meets for the second time

To get the content onto the project website we have set up an after-school club.  We have recruited 20 young historians to get the job done by half term! Tonight our budding young historians met for the second time as they pushed forward on the work for the project website.  We have 4 groups working […]


17th September: Working as Historians – an update

Over the summer, artist Emma Skeet completed work on the two tapestries that were made with the children and their families at the end of the summer term.  She brought the completed pieces to school on 5th September and they now hang at either end of our school hall.  They look absolutely stunning.  Peace articulates […]


Heigham Heroes – building the website

Click here to access the timeline.


Passchendaele 1917 – 2017

On 30 and 31 July, the UK Government in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the city of Ypres, the Municipality of Zonnebeke and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 will mark the centenary of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres. The official commemoration begins on the eve of 30 July with a traditional Last […]


Finchley get tapestry work all sewn up!

Today we had our second sewing session with local artist Emma Skeet.  We made leaves and letters to add the tapestry that will go on display in St Barnabas Church at the end of term.  We got to see the tapestry which contains the poppies we made last week- it looks amazing! Everyone did really […]


Working as Historians – exit surveys

Please click the relevant link below to complete the exit survey. Year 3 exit survey Year 4 exit survey Year 5 exit survey


Dolphin Class Tapestry with Emma Skeet

Today, Dolphin Class had their second tapestry workshop. In World War 1, soldiers would do tapestry to regain their motor skills in damaged arms. They would use the time to chat and relax, in peace and quiet, to get over shellshock. We have spent 2 workshops learning to sew and do basic embroidery stitches. Many […]