World Book Day opened a new chapter for a village school after it also celebrated becoming Lincolnshire’s first ‘Heritage School’. Stickney Primary School pupils took part in a week of events as part of the programme run by Historic England, which aims to help schoolchildren develop an understanding of their local heritage and its significance. Activities included heritage walks around the village led by local historians, archaeology workshops and the production of a school timeline.
Classes shared their local history findings with the rest of the school and Dr Ian Marshman from Heritage Lincolnshire presented a plaque to the school’s head teacher Rowena Thompson and history co-ordinator, Vicki Brabben. The Heritage Schools programme also tries to make teachers more confident in making effective use of local heritage resources to deliver the natonal curriculum.