BENCH TO REMEMBER THOSE FROM RICHMOND SCHOOL WHO DIED IN WARS
A Heritage Schools’ programme run by English Heritage, funded a project to develop students’ understanding of local History and to help commemorate the First World War. Over the years, the money has been used on a number of initiatives, such as researching the First World War soldiers that are on our memorials. With the remaining money, it was decided to have permanent way of remembering and commemorating all those who served in the wars.
Mrs Mawer, Lead Teacher for History, said: “The bench will be an enduring way for students to remember those from Richmond School who have lost their lives in wars. The site was specifically chosen to be near Mr Clark’s Scots Pine tree and is a lovely location to give students and staff a space for quiet contemplation. Mr Clark came with the Year 9 students on the two visits we took to the First World War battle sites in France and Belgium. He was very moved by what he learnt there and the strong sense of commemoration still remains there today.”