Norfolk children pray and discover in WW1 trenches

West Norfolk WW1100 years on from the start of the First World War, West Norfolk schoolchildren will visit trenches as part of a local history project supported by Christian organisation CROWNS Trust.



Alan Crawshaw, a trustee from CROWNS Trust, is delighted to announce that the project to provide a WW1 history and prayer walk in WW1 trenches is now underway.  Alan said, "We are so grateful to the Norfolk Community Foundation for funding towards display boards and a schools worker, through the Commemorating World War 1 Fund."

The project is a partnership between Dreamy Hollow and CROWNS to help local schools meet the spiritual, moral and social aspects of the national curriculum while studying WW1.  At present a small area of trench network has been cleared for a history and prayer walk. Eventually boards will be stationed along the walk, one prayer and poetry board for each year of the war, and a board for children to record their thoughts.  The aim is for local schools to contribute to these boards as part of their WW1 studies.
 
One hundred years after the trenches were dug, pupils from Ingoldisthorpe School will visit the trenches in Dreamy Hollow Woodland on Friday July 4.
 
Headmaster Keith Twaites said  "This is a unique opportunity for the children to experience some real local history. They have been studying life in the trenches. This will certainly help them gain a better understanding." 
 
The project will be running over the next  four years and depending upon its success may become a permanent educational feature.
 
For more details of the CROWNS Trust educational project please contact Alan Crawshaw on 01485 543836

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