On 22nd January, a group of teachers and pupils attended an awards ceremony at Hastings Museum
and Art Gallery. Pupils said, “to become a Heritage School, we had to demonstrate that we had delivered an effective heritage project that included learning outside the classroom.”
The academy embarked on a centenary project that involved every class studying about World War 1. Staff from Historic England and Humanities lead for Christ Church CE Primary & Nursery Academy, supported staff in accessing resources that helped pupils to learn more about St Leonards during WW1 and its impact on local families at that time.
Classes designed scrapbook pages which can be seen at the Hastings Museum and Year 4 sent cards to local residents informing them about the soldier from WW1 who had lived there. Members of our local community happily displayed posters about their past resident in their front windows.
The academy are proud of the work and research carried out by pupils.
The academy marked the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with a special Remembrance Service for Year 1 to 6 in Christ Church.
They were so pleased that Major George Bryce, a member of the congregation at Christ Church, was present to lead the pupils in a minute’s silence.
The service celebrated all the knowledge pupils’ had gained about the community during that time and gave them an opportunity to express their thanks in memory of those who had given so much.