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Year 2 visit St. Mary’s Church for a History lesson

Year 2 had a fantastic visit to St. Mary's Church this week, as part of their History topic on the World Wars. Reverend Myles Owen and his team of volunteers enriched the boys' learning with different activites, all focusing on people local to the church who had fought in the wars. Reverend Myles showed the memorial plaques to the boys, who noticed the number of men from the same families who had lost their lives in World War I. Malcolm and Robert talked about Bowdon resident, John Taylor, aged 97, who lied about his age so he could fight in World War II and had many adventures along the way, including stealing a motorbike and a map to make a quick getaway whilst in France. He even managed to find his way back to England on his own! Sue showed us many artefacts from both wars, including embroidered postcards sent home from the Front in 1917, along with ration books and petrol tokens from World War II. We had a super afternoon and learned a lot!

Year 2 visit St. Mary’s Church for a History lesson
Year 2 visit St. Mary’s Church for a History lesson
Year 2 visit St. Mary’s Church for a History lesson
Year 2 visit St. Mary’s Church for a History lesson
Year 2 visit St. Mary’s Church for a History lesson