Staff and students hosted a range of activities to commemorate the centenary of WW1 last week.
The week started with a tree planting ceremony and official opening of their memorial garden. The event was attended by the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth and the Mayor of North Warwickshire.
The school then hosted a celebration evening, opened by the standard bearer from the Royal British Legion. Guests included parents, the Mayors, Marcus Jones MP, Margaret Bell councillor, Jerry Hutchinson Chief Executive of North Warwickshire Borough Council and Director of the Midland Academies Trust, of which Hartshill School is part; Executive Principal Ros McMullen.
Year 7 students performed a drama and dance piece based on the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo – the book has been a focus of the school’s literacy project. Students’ work around the project was also on display.
Mark Whitehouse, History teacher, at Hartshill School said:
“The event was inspired by a school trip to Oxford theatre to see the National Theatre production of War Horse. As a result, we were really pleased to welcome members of the local community, ex-staff and local residents who remembered family who were lost during the war.”