Youngsters pay tribute to heroes killed in WWI
ACOMMUNITY project led by schools in Maghull and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund will explore the lives of young men from their community killed in WWI.
It is the latest phase of the WWI Maghull project launched in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1914-1918 conflict.
Pupils from all around the Maghull area have taken part in workshops, attended Remembrance services and carried out research, including exploring archives with Sefton Libraries.
They have also worked alongside the local community to create heritage booklets and videos.
Partner projects have explored the impact of the war on neighbouring communities Aintree, Melling and Lydiate.
This latest project will involve pupils from St George’s Primary School, Maghull, and Summerhill Primary School, Maghull.
The head teacher of St George’s Primary School Peter Chapman said: “Despite the passage of 100 years, the stories of the young men from our community who gave their lives in the Great War have great poignancy for today’s children.
“This project over the autumn will allow us to explore those stories in greater depth while learning new skills such as digital research.”
Project co-ordinator Kath Coyle said: “This series of WWI projects has only been possible thanks to support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
“We have seen different generations working together – it has been a poignant and rewarding experience for hundreds of local schoolchildren while also leaving a lasting legacy for the whole community.”
A special booklet will be produced in print and online featuring pen portraits of around 100 men from Maghull who were killed in the Great War.