St Mary’s Junior School visit March 2017

image3On a beautifully sunny, if rather chilly, morning on the 21st March the Tower hosted two Year 5 classes of 30 pupils each and their teachers from St Mary’s CE Primary School in Rectory Gardens. The visit had been arranged by Rebecca Sheldon as part of the pupils’ current Local Area topic of their history and geography curriculum. During their 2½ hour visit the children climbed to the top of the Tower to identify both local and London landmarks, take in the view and see if they could spot their homes. On the ground they explored the churchyard and Garden of Remembrance finding out information on a trail of some of the tombs, which were identified with numbered ‘lollipops’. Feedback from the School has been very positive; pupils and teachers reported that they had all really enjoyed the morning. The pupils later raised a magnificent £180 towards the Tower funds through a school cake sale. It is hoped that visits from local schools will become regular events.

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