Highfield Students have been set a challenge: choose a name from the list of 93 Prudhoe soldiers who lost their lives in WWI and find out as much as you can about them!
A team from Highfield Middle School have researched and reported on the WW1 Battlefields as part of the BBC School Report Project.
Two of our pupils, along with Mrs Metcalfe, visited the Battlefields first hand. These pupils then reported their findings to the whole school.
On research day, pupils walked down into Prudhoe Front Street to St. Mary’s Church. Outside the church, there were all of the names of the 93 men from Prudhoe that fought and died during World War One, carved on wood (this is known as the Lych Gate). All the names were inside the church as well as this, on a Roll of Honour, and we found out more about the soldiers. For example, we thought that number 44 on the soldier research sheet; C.Kent, was actually G.Kent (George Kent) because his family had put his name on a gold plaque inside the church.
After we visited the church and looked at the names, we walked along the road to the memorial in front of the co-op. We saw lots of poppies on crosses that were planted by people to pay respect as well as a few poppy wreaths. One cross mentioned the Battle of The Somme specifically and another showed the dates of WWI. It meant a lot to see the names of those we lost from Prudhoe memorialised in this way.