Young­sters pay tribute to he­roes killed in WWI

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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.

Pupils and head teacher Peter Chap­man at St Ge­orge’s Pri­mary School, Maghull, who are in­volved in the pro­ject

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