LYMM High School students have gone way back when to learn what life was like for young Warringtonians from 1877 to the present day.
The Lymm History Society, visited the High School on Friday in collaboration with The Relationships Centre as part of the Centre’s Heritage Lottery funded Project, ‘Us and Them and Way Back When’ which aims to make links between young people and their local community.
The centre bases their work with young people from local schools on the period from 1877, when the premises in Museum Street was built, through to present day.
The focus of the day for Lymm students was Cheshire’s contribution to World War One.
Visitor David, from the Lymm History Society, shared artefacts such as photographs, personal letters, war medals and a Death Man’s penny with the school’s scholars to highlight the huge contribution ordinary people made to World War One.
The society also shared personal stories taken from war records of individual soldiers listed on the War Memorials in St Mary’s Church, St Peter’s Church and High Legh.
The visit was offered to members of the Lymm High School Scholar’s programme which aims to add further challenge and enrichment opportunities for students.
Jackie Cooling from The Relationships Centre said “It is our aim to enable the young people of Warrington to embrace their wonderful local heritage, and to build bridges between the young people and older generations who have many stories to tell.
“We are so pleased to have David Smith from the Lymm History Society speak to students at Lymm High School about Lymm during WW1 and also telling them the real life story of his grandfather, Thomas Ingham Smith who lost his life whilst fighting for his country.”
Students will be also be visiting Staffordshire Memorial Arboretum at the end of April with the aim of using their new found knowledge to design a war memorial, write a poem or create work to be displayed at 19 Museum Street in Warrington during the summer.