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Day 2 – Visit to Heugh Battery Museum

On 4th June 2019 we visited the Heugh Battery Museum in Hartlepool. This is the only First World War Battlefield in Britain. On December 16th 1914, three German battleships shelled the town and killed 112 people, wounding 400 more. The gallant garrison fired back and...

Day 1 – Researching our Soldiers

Edwardian photographs show the miners from Lilley Drift in their flat caps and the bosses in their bowlers. We tried them for size, but decided it was unfair to be judged by your hat ! Following up on our visit to the War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Strathmore...

Day 1: A Ramble through Rowlands Gill

How and why did World War 1 begin? Neil organised us into the various European alliances and explained the beginnings of the Great War. Then, it was time to go out of school and explore our village. We pretended to be Edwardian detectives, looking for clues to its...

A Rowlands Ramble Through Time

Here's a Ramble through old Rowland's Gill. These are but a few snapshots of the village. More is to be discovered on further walks through the village and a search at the archives of Gateshead library. You could also ask your parents/grandparents or carers for their...

A School at War – Logbooks

The events of the First World War make an impact in the log books of Rowlands Gill School. Perhaps the most poignant is Miss Hodgson hurrying on 17th December to Hartlepool to confirm the death of a friend in the German bombardment. Sadly this echoes another local...

Letter to Parents/Carers

At Rowlands Gill Primary School we have always valued our local heritage as a teaching resource, so we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Heritage Lottery First World War: Then and Now grant to investigate Rowlands Gill during the First World War,...

Project Lesson Plans and Activities

Please find below links to PDF versions of a selection of the lesson plans and activities used in the project. They are provided as a resource and a signpost to additional activities for other schools covering World War 1. If you need further information please feel...

Discovery Museum Visit

The children had a great day at the Discovery Museum. The first session the children took part in was the Blitzed workshop. The children were taken to a large 3D map of the River Tyne and surrounding area. The teacher asked them to look for reasons, the Germans would...

Whole School and Parents’ Assembly

A big WELL DONE to Year 5 who presented their Air Raid Project activities to a whole school/parents' assembly on Friday. We found out what they had learned and most enjoyed from the project and then we were taken on a journey through 1914 to 1918 as the children...