On Monday 11 November children from BowkerValePrimary 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 BlackleyForest 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 on Monday 11 November and will be held in the Top Meadow in BlackleyForest. 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.
or call 07557 215 082.