Pupil’s remember local war heroes

Key stage 2 pupils from Bleasdale CE primary School and Winmarleigh CE Primary School take part in Remembrance Day activity at Bleasdale Parish Hall
Key stage 2 pupils from Bleasdale CE primary School and Winmarleigh CE Primary School take part in Remembrance Day activity at Bleasdale Parish Hall

Youngsters made a special trip on Remembrance Day to honour local soldiers involved in the World Wars and learn about the impact of the conflicts on rural communities.

Pupils from Bleasdale and Winmarleigh CE Primary Schools visited Bleasdale Parish Hall where the heritage group presented a history on the lives of soldiers and their families during war time.

The children were given work sheets which guided them around an interesting display, showing houses and buildings still found in the area today as well as information about many recognised family names. Headteacher Ian Cookson said it had been a valuable lesson for the schoolchildren, he added: “Special thanks to Mrs Tudor for planning such interesting activities, and to Mrs McDade for the tasty refreshments.

“This is one of many opportunities we will be offering between 2014 and 2018, ensuring children develop an understanding of the impact of war, and an appreciation of the sacrifices made by so many.”