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Friday 6th July – Working as Historians comes to a close

We returned to St Barnabas Church on Friday afternoon to mark the end of our heritage lottery-funded Working as Historians project.  Our lads – heroes of Heigham was out summer term project last year that has continued across this year and ended with the visit to France and Belgium last month.  The school community convened in cool […]


Thursday 5th July – Event at St Barnabas

Families are warmly invited to join us for the closing event to mark the end of our WW1 Working as Historians project: Our Lads – heroes of Heigham.  The event will be at St Barnabas Church and will start at 1.45pm and will last approximately 45 minutes.  You are welcome to take your children at […]


France-Day 3

This morning, we headed to Ypres in Belgium to visit Menin Gate. Our children were respectful in laying a wreath for our Heigham lads before having lunch in a garden next to it. Then, we visited the Flanders Field museum (not before stopping off for some Begian chocolates). Afterwards, we made our way to Tyne […]


France-Day 2

Wensum children were up bright and early for some breakfast: pain au chocolat! We made our way to the markets in Le Touquet to buy ingredients for lunch where the children needed to speak French. After lunch, we made our way to free choice at the beach.


France- Day 1

We have arrived at PGL after a long and uneventful journey. the children thrououghly enjoyed the ferry ride over to France before arriving at the PGL centre. After a tasty dinner, the children unpacked before making some tasty crepes for desert.   More photos to follow….


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 […]