Legacy 110 Project

 

 

Miss Crane and Mrs Barton, along with students OS and PL went on a Battlefield tour in October. Prior to this and since then they have been working on a project along with the staff at the Warrington Wolves Foundation to erect a permanent memorial to the 11 players killed in WW1.

 

 

'Legacy 110' is an award-winning initiative which encourages students who engage in the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour Programme to deliver a community-based First World War project.

The aim of 'Legacy 110' is for every participating student to create an enduring legacy by impacting upon at least 110 people within their local community. The original aim of this was that the total number of people reached by 2019 would equal 888,246, which is equivalent to the number of British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the First World War.

Our project will reach far further than the expected 110 people - the memorial will be placed in the South Stand opposite the Heritage Wall with a timeline and information about the players we are remembering. This means that people passing by and seeing this will reach the tens of thousands.

Whilst on our tour we laid wreaths  provided by Warrington Wolves for two former Warrington players killed in the conflict. At Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery we laid a wreath for "Serjeant" Howard Davis, shared with our group who he was and why we were doing it, and held a two minute silence. At Thiepval Memorial we laid a wreath for Warrington Wolves legend George Thomas and again shared a silence in his memory.

We have pitched our plans and ideas to the team at the Warrington Wolves Foundation and we have been given the go ahead for our design which should be in place by late November/December so watch this space!

 

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

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