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Haworth Primary pupils exploit rich heritage
4:01pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A school exploited the rich geographical and historical heritage of Haworth to bring a humanities week vividly to life for its pupils.
Every class at Haworth Primary was taken out for walks in the community, with each group exploring different aspects of the village. Parents were also invited to join in with their children.
Youngsters visited locations such as the old fashioned-style sweet shop at the top of Main Street, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and Haworth Parish churchyard.
Haworth Primary headteacher, Helen Thompson, said: “Our year three pupils have been looking at the old school log books, which date back to the late 1800s, to examine the historical evidence with their parents. They then walked down to look at the old school site in Butt Lane.
“Year four have looked at the different places of worship in the village and how these have changed over time. In addition, they explored the school grounds through an orienteering and geo-caching session with children from our link school, Iqra Community Primary.
“Year five had a local historian leading them on the ‘Graveyard Trail’ by Haworth Parsonage, the church and the graveyard. This included some spooky tales to stimulate creative writing.
“We also held a family learning evening, where children and parents were invited in to a range of cross-curricular workshops. The week culminated with the classes going to West Lane Baptist Church to watch The Railway Children, so we could look at which areas of Haworth featured in the film.
“This has been a fantastic opportunity for children to find out more about their local community.
“It provided the pupils with a memorable learning experience, and it’s been wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents joining us for the walks round the village to share the learning with their children.”