Year 6 Townscape Heritage Initiative
7th March 2018
Year 6 have been involved in a joint project with the Year 6 children from Ballymoney Model PS since October. The project encouraged the children to take a much closer look at the town in which they live and what life was like in years gone past.
The children discovered much about the heritage of Ballymoney by listening to stories, myths and legends about the town, looking at old photographs, exploring buildings and shops and observing their special architectural features. The children also found out about buildings that have been closed down and the services they provided to the people of Ballymoney in days gone past. Keith Beattie, a local historian, also led the children from both schools, on a very interesting and informative historical walk around the town.
Over a series of weeks, our Year 6 children, alongside the pupils from the Model PS, recreated various shops and buildings in the town using fabric, fabric paints, fabric markers and other collage materials. The children’s work has now been put together in a beautiful wall hanging for our school.
On Friday 23rd February the children were invited to the local Town Hall and were treated to a very active morning where they became children from the ‘Victorian Era’. The morning concluded with the children being presented with their work and a special memory bear wearing the uniform from both schools! These will be on display in the main entrance of the school in the coming weeks.
Our Year 6 children thoroughly enjoyed the project and made many new friends. They would like to thank Clair and Shauna from the ‘Townscape Initiative’ for all their hard work. We look forward to meeting with our friends from the Model Ps again very soon.
Enjoy the photographs!