Hurworth School VIsit
Hurworth School VIsit

Year 6 Pupils from Hurworth School visited the Exhibition

As well as looking at the various exhibits, the children wrote tributes, either to their own ancestors, or to one of the people listed on the Roll of Honour in the Reading Room. The Roll records  the names of 101 local men and women who served during the Great War.

As part of their studies about the War, the pupils had held their own exhibition of paintings and writing they had done. Mrs Coates, Headteacher, kindly loaned some of their paintings to be included in Neasham Remembers exhibition.

In addition to commemorating the Great War, one of the main purposes of the Exhibition was to engage with today's young people and keep alive the memories of the sacrifices made 100 years ago.

Two boys looking at some of the photographs

Two boys looking at some of the photographs

As well as looking at the photographs, the children were able to handle the artefacts from the war, some of which had been excavated from local fields.

Getting 'hands on' with some of the exhibits

Getting 'hands on' with some of the exhibits

The gas mask and helmets proved very popular with the boys

Someone else liked the gas mask

Someone else liked the gas mask

The gas mask proved extremely popular with the boys.

Looking at the exhibits

Looking at the exhibits

A group of boys look at some of the exhibits and books on the tables

Writing Poppy Tributes

Writing Poppy Tributes

 

Planting poppies

Planting poppies

After looking round the Exhibition and writing a poppy each, the children walked to the Field of Remembrance and planted their poppy.

Some of the artwork

Some of the artwork

Some of the artwork produced by the children

Some of the artwork

Some of the artwork

Another example of the artwork produced by the children