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Schools First World War Projects

Nurseries, primaries and secondaries across Glasgow have been involved in a pilot to learn more about the First World War and how it impacted on either their own school or the wider community.

It is hoped over the next four years that more of Glasgow's nurseries and schools will get involved in their own First World War projects. Below are two of the stories of what children and young people have learned during their project.

At Cleveden Secondary School, the pupils set out to locate a plaque from the close North Kelvinside School Memorial. They found the plaque in Ruchill Church just off Maryhill Road. They investigated a local Maryhill family - the Sinclairs - during the war who lost three sons during the war and also tried to gauge the impact of war on their local community. Read about their project - Cleveden School Project

Oakgove project detail Oakgrove Primary School school worked in partnership with their neighbouring school St Joseph's Primary to explore the story of the men of Lyon Street - was this really the bravest street in Glasgow. Oakgrove Primary has a strong partnership with the Royal Conservatoire. Mary Troup and her students of music helped the children compose music to accompany their commemorative event for Remembrance Day. Read about their project - Oakgrove and St Joseph's Schools Project

St Paul's High School, Glasgow created a First World War garden as part of their project for Glasgow's centenary project, Their Names Liveth for Evermore.  In September 2013, pupils from 2nd year citizenship began work on their garden. It also features a commemorative oak carved bench with a poem and drawings based on war poem -  In Flanders Fields. Read the story of the growth of the beautiful First World War garden.  pdf icon St Paul's High School Project [1Mb]

Pupils from Cardonald Primary School submitted some of their family First World War stories. View them here.           

Primary 7 pupils from St. Paul's Primary School, Whiteinch have made their very own First World War film.

Fortrose Nursery children have created a 'Big Book' project on Glasgow during the First World War.

Primary 7 pupils from Carntyne Primary have been researching the First World War.

These stories are part of the Glasgow City Council project - Their Name Liveth for Evermore - funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, focusing on the stories behind the names on war memorials and war graves in the city. The project aims to encourage schools and communities to research and share the stories of Glaswegians who took part in the war.
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