About the project

Once the WW1 research phase had been completed, with their entries of the interactive timeline redrafted and ready for publication, the children in Year 5 started their social history project. They were going to find out all how WW1 changed the role of women in society forever.  To build up their general knowledge of the time, they revisited St Barnabas Church to explore its history and its contribution to life in Heigham.   They visited the Bridewell Museum and the Heritage Centre in the city to find out about Norwich in the pre-war era, and Gressenhall to learn out about life in the workhouse.  That afternoon they also had an exclusive visit to Dream Hollows to experience life in the trenches.  They enjoyed a day of hands-on activities during the Victorian Day in June.  Neil Storey and Fiona Kay also visited one last time to talk specifically about life as a woman in Heigham 100 years ago in their fascinating Heigham Gals presentation.  Once they had gathered all this information the children prepared a fictional biography called 'my life as a woman in WW1'.  They worked independently to draft and edit the work before typing out a final draft.  Use the 'quick links' at the bottom of the page to read their work.  Enjoy.

My life as a woman in WW1

Turner Class

Abi W Amelia Arlo Ava Charlie Cherish Daniel B Findlay Hana Hollie-Jade Jonathan Kacper Kyle S.docx Kyle T Marty Olivia P Ollie Patrick Ruby A Ruby S Rylee Sylvie Tamika Tate Trinity Tyrnan

Heigham Class

Andreya Aryan Barrie Bethany Bryden Daniel G Dawid Evelina Georgia Happiness Hayden Jacob Jess Joe T Kevinas Kodi Liola Madina Munir Olivia K Summer Tyler

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