WWI Themed walk
Thursday morning walk to Keyworth Memorial Gates
Thank you to grown ups and children alike for such a fantastic response to the WWI half-term homework project. I have been blown away by the effort the children have put into their research and must thank you the grown-ups as well, as I can see that all of the information and photos many of them have gathered has come from talking to older family members, visiting interesting places linked to the topic and lots of fab online and book research which I am sure you had a hand in orchestrating!
As a part of our topic, on Thursday 7th November, just after register time, we will be walking from Crossdale to the Memorial Gates on Nottingham Road. I hope this gives the children a chance to see the continuing remembrance of our village's past.
On Wednesday, a historian, who has researched the involvement of Keyworth men in WWI, will bring to life some of the names on the roll of honour, telling us about their experiences 100 years ago. The children may even recognise some of the men they hear about on the gates on Thursday.
The short trip to the memorial gates should last no longer than an hour, and the children will return to school before lunch.
Please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat for Thursday morning, as well as sensible shoes (they can bring walking boots if they prefer) as I can see on the weather forecast that it might rain!