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  • ‘Hallbankgate School takes care of children and encourages their learning so that they really enjoy their time at school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Exceptional staff. Exceptional school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Termly projects always provide exciting opportunities for learning’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school is a welcoming place to be and makes every child feel important and valued’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school has a strong inclusive ethos’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘It is hard to imagine a school that better captures the spirit of a community of learners who are committed to learning their way forward together’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Collaborative learning is a distinguishing feature of the school’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love to learn. They enjoy lessons a great deal and are very keen to become good learners’
    Ofsted 2012
  • ‘Pupils feel very safe in this small school and enjoy being part of ‘one big family’. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for by adults in the school.’
    Ofsted 2012

Armistice Day - Centenary Remembrance

Today children in Class 2 delivered their memorial display to Farlam Church, walking to the church from school, imagining journeys to war. 

They have been so absorbed in research for this project with a local focus.  Within the display there is a poppy to represent each of the names on the memorial at Farlam Church and also includes the names of the young men we discovered  on a war record which details Hallbankgate School Roll of Honour from WW1.  The children used diaries from the trenches and front line and other historical sources from the Archive Centre to reflect on everyday life and the commitment and sacrifice these men gave, allowing us the freedom we enjoy in our lives today.

Whilst at the church, the children made links to their RE learning identifying all the features within the church.  They reflected on local lives lost in the war, visiting five war graves and gathered at the memorial for a prayer and a moment’s reflection.

I’m sure you will agree they have created a fantastic tribute to all those who fought or lost their lives in WW1 and subsequent conflicts.  Everyone is welcome to Farlam Church this Sunday at 10.50am for a special Armistice Day Centenary Service.