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Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:46

On Monday 11 November children from Bowker Vale Primary School in Blackley will take part in a commemorative tree plant to remember the suffering of people in their community during wartime.

 The tree plant is part of Bowker Vale's involvement in the Heritage Schools Project, in which the school has been working closely with English Heritage to develop lessons which encourage children to find out about, and appreciate, their local history and heritage.  As part of their Heritage Schools involvement, children in Year 6 are investigating the replanting of Blackley Forest in 1953, which has become inextricably linked to the Queens Coronation, but also to commemorating those who suffered during World War Two.

As one of the aims of the project is for students to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of their local heritage and the community around them, the school have also been working closely with Friends of Blackley Forest, as well as Manchester Council and Archives+.

The event will take place at 10.30am on Monday 11 November and will be held in the Top Meadow in Blackley Forest. If you would like to know more about the Heritage Schools Project, or you would like to attend the event, please contact Daisy Horsley, Local Heritage Education Manager for the North West This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 07557 215 082.